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Monotrematum sudamericanum Pascual et al. 1992 (platypus)

Osteichthyes - Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 166672

Full reference: R. Pascual, M. Archer, E. O. Jaureguizar, J. L. Prado, H. Godthelp and S. J. Hand. 1992. The first non-Australian monotreme: an early Paleocene South American platypus (Monotremata, Ornithorhynchidae). Platypus and Echidnas. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1-14

Belongs to Monotrematum according to R. Pascual et al. 1992

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MLP 91-I-1-1, a tooth (right M2/). Its type locality is Punta Peligro, which is in a Danian mire/swamp claystone/conglomerate in the Salamanca Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore-herbivore