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Pliolestes tripotamicus

Mammalia - Caenolestidae

Taxonomy
Pliolestes tripotamicus was named by Reig (1955). Its type specimen is MACN 9971, a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1955Pliolestes tripotamicus Reig figs. Lam I. 1, 2, 3, 4
1980Pliolestes tripotamicus Marshall

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Boreosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
Marsupialia()
AustralidelphiaSzalay 1982
suborderPaucituberculata(Ameghino 1894)
superfamilyCaenolestoidea
familyCaenolestidaeTrouessart 1898
genusPliolestesReig 1955
speciestripotamicusReig 1955

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean
Mandible at m1 height13.20
Mandible at p3 height12.66

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialf
Diet: insectivoref
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-06-08 12:11:09
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Lillegraven 1979, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Nowak 1991, Clemens 1979, Hopson 1973

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Pliocene to the top of the Montehermosan or 5.33300 to 4.00000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Montehermosan6.8 - 4.0Argentina (Buenos Aires) Pliolestes tripotamicus (140635)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Argentina (Buenos Aires) Pliolestes tripotamicus (191776 191777)