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Pliolestes venetus

Mammalia - Caenolestidae

Taxonomy
Pliolestes venetus was named by Goin et al. (2000). Its type specimen is GHUNLPam 2339, a mandible (left mandible fragment), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bajo Giuliani, which is in a Huayquerian terrestrial horizon in the Cerro Azul Formation of Argentina.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2000Pliolestes venetus Goin et al. p. 117 figs. 11 A-B

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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
speciesvenetus

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
No measurements are available
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: Nowak 1991, Lillegraven 1979, Clemens 1979, Carroll 1988, Hopson 1973, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Huayquerian or 9.00000 to 6.80000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Argentina (La Pampa) Pliolestes venetus (152066)
Huayquerian9.0 - 6.8Argentina (La Pampa) Pliolestes venetus (type locality: 140925 151498)