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Thomasia antiqua Plieninger 1847 (mammal)

Osteichthyes - Allotheria

PaleoDB taxon number: 204239

Alternative combinations: Microlestes antiquus, Thomasia antigua

Synonyms: Haramiya fissurae Simpson 1928 (no. 204238), Microcleptes fissurae Simpson 1928 (no. 207529), Thomasia anglica Simpson 1928 (no. 66079)

Full reference: W. H. Plieninger. 1847. Zahne aus der oberen Grenzbreccie des Keupers bei Degerloch und Steinenbronn. Jahreshefte des Vereins für Vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemberg 3:164-167

Belongs to Thomasia according to P. M. Butler and G. T. Macintyre 1994

Sister taxa: Thomasia hahni, Thomasia moorei, Thomasia woutersi, Microlestes rhaeticus

Type specimens:

  • Thomasia antiqua: Stuttgart Naturalienkabinet specimens, a set of teeth (two minute teeth). Its type locality is Schlösslesmühle bone bed, which is in a Rhaetian terrestrial horizon in the Exter Formation of Germany.
  • Microcleptes fissurae: BMNH M2401a, a tooth (molar). Its type locality is Microlestes Quarry, Frome, which is in a Rhaetian fissure fill claystone/sandstone in the United Kingdom.
  • Thomasia anglica: Bath Museum M219, a tooth (molar). Its type locality is Microlestes Quarry, Frome, which is in a Rhaetian fissure fill claystone/sandstone in the United Kingdom.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore