Protarchaeohyrax gracilis Roth 1904 (notoungulate)

Mammalia - Notoungulata - Archaeohyracidae

Alternative combination: Archaeohyrax gracilis

Full reference: S. Roth. 1904. Noticias preliminares sobre nuevos mamíferos fósiles del Cretáceo superior y Terciario inferior de la Patagonia. Revista del Museo de la Plata 11:135-158

Belongs to Protarchaeohyrax according to M. A. Reguero et al. 2003

See also Simpson 1967

Sister taxa: Protarchaeohyrax intermedium, Protarchaeohyrax minor

Type specimen: MLP 12-1522, fragment of left maxilla bearing P1-M3, and MLP 12-1518 (Roth’s #, a maxilla. Its type locality is Cañadón Blanco, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial horizon in Argentina.

Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Argentina (2 collections), Chile (1)

• Tinguirirican of Argentina (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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