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Caenolestidae

Mammalia - Caenolestidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1889Epanorthidae Ameghino
1891Epanorthidae Ameghino p. 18
1894Epanorthidae Ameghino p. 87
1897Epanorthidae Ameghino p. 500
1898Caenolestidae Trouessart
1948Caenolestidae Simpson
1978Caenolestidae Patterson and Marshall
1980Caenolestidae Marshall
1982Caenolestidae Marshall
1991Caenolestidae Nowak
1994Caenolestidae Springer et al. p. 86
1997Caenolestidae McKenna and Bell
2009Caenolestidae Goin et al.
2012Caenolestidae Abello et al.

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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
familyCaenolestidaeTrouessart 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.

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

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Middle Eocene to the top of the Montehermosan or 48.60000 to 4.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 37.2 Ma

Collections (20 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Peru (Loreto) Perulestes sp. (176129) Perulestes sp. 1, Perulestes sp. 2 (144474)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Argentina (Chubut) Progarzonia notostylopense (13779)
Late/Upper Eocene - Early/Lower Oligocene37.2 - 28.4Peru (Departamento de Ucayali) Perulestes cardichi, Perulestes fraileyi (149523)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Argentina (Chubut) Pilchenia antiqua (176200)
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03Argentina (Chubut) Pilchenia intermedia (176201)
Deseadan29.0 - 21.0Argentina (Chubut) Halmarhiphus guaraniticus (176647)
Late/Upper Oligocene28.4 - 23.03Peru (Loreto) Caenolestidae indet. (176147)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Peru Caenolestidae indet. (176149)
Santacrucian17.5 - 16.3Argentina (Santa Cruz) Garzonia captiva, Stilotherium dissimile (176594) Pichipilus exilis, Garzonia typica, Garzonia minima, Garzonia annectens, Halmarhiphus nanus, Stilotherium dissimile (176570) Stilotherium dissimile (176565)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Bolivia (Tarija) Caenolestidae indet. (38071)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Argentina (La Pampa) Pliolestes venetus (152066)
Huayquerian9.0 - 6.8Argentina (La Pampa) Pliolestes venetus (140925 151498)
Montehermosan6.8 - 4.0Argentina (Buenos Aires) Pliolestes tripotamicus (140635)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Bolivia (La Paz) Caenolestidae indet. (70641)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Argentina (Buenos Aires) Pliolestes tripotamicus (191776 191777)