Parastrapotherium holmbergi Ameghino 1894 (placental)

Mammalia - Astrapotheria - Astrapotheriidae

Synonyms: Helicolophodon giganteus Roth 1904, Loxocoelus obturtus Ameghino 1901, Parastrapotherium lemoinei Ameghino 1894, Parastrapotherium trouessarti Ameghino 1894, Traspoatherium convexidens Ameghino 1894

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1894. Sur les oiseaux fossiles de Patagonie; et la faune mammalogique des couches à Pyrotherium. Boletin del Instituto Geographico Argentino 15:501-660

Belongs to Parastrapotherium according to A. G. Kramarz and M. Bond 2008

See also Ameghino 1894, Ameghino 1897, Ameghino 1901 and Kramarz and Bond 2010

Sister taxa: Parastrapotherium crassum, Parastrapotherium ephebicum, Parastrapotherium herculeum, Parastrapotherium martiale, Parastrapotherium symmetrum, Parastrapotherium variabile, Parastrapotherium voghti, Loxocoelus carinatus

Type specimens:

  • Parastrapotherium holmbergi: MACN A 52, a maxilla. Its type locality is La Flecha, which is in a Deseadan terrestrial mudstone in the Deseado Formation of Argentina.
  • Helicolophodon giganteus: MLP 12-2285, a set of teeth (upper premolar and incisive). Its type locality is Lago Musters, which is in a Mustersan terrestrial horizon in Argentina.
  • Loxocoelus obturtus: MACN A 52-527, a tooth.
  • Parastrapotherium lemoinei: MACN A 52-429, a tooth.
  • Parastrapotherium trouessarti: MACN A 52-436, a set of teeth.
  • Traspoatherium convexidens: MACN A 52-401, a set of teeth.

Ecology: scansorial herbivore


• Deseadan of Argentina (3 collections)

• Eocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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