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Microbiotherium praecursor

Mammalia - Microbiotheria - Microbiotheriidae

Taxonomy
Proteodidelphys praecursor was named by Ameghino (1898). Its type specimen is MACN 10799, a mandible (right mandible with alveoli of i1-2 and i3-m4 complete (more teeth present originally but since lost)), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Proteodidelphys Fauna, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in Argentina.

It was recombined as Microbiotherium praecursor by Marshall (1982).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1898Proteodidelphys praecursor Ameghino p. 74 figs. 2-5
1929Proteodidelphys praecursor Simpson pp. 130-131
1982Microbiotherium praecursor Marshall

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes()
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
Marsupialiformes
Marsupialia()
AustralidelphiaSzalay 1982
orderMicrobiotheriaAmeghino 1899
familyMicrobiotheriidae(Ameghino 1887)
genusMicrobiotheriumAmeghino 1887
speciespraecursor(Ameghino 1898)

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.

Microbiotherium praecursor Ameghino 1898
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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, Hendy et al. 2009, Hopson 1973, Carroll 1988, Clemens 1979, Lillegraven 1979

Age range: Early/Lower Miocene or 23.03000 to 15.97000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Argentina (Chubut) Proteodidelphys praecursor (176669)