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Orycteropus abundulafus Lehmann et al. 2005 (aardvark)

Osteichthyes - Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 165546

Full reference: T. Lehmann, P. Vignaud, A. Likius and M. Brunet. 2005. A new species of Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata) in the Mio-Pliocene of northern Chad. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Soceity 143(1):109-131

Belongs to Orycteropus according to T. Lehmann et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Orycteropus afer, Orycteropus africanus, Orycteropus browni, Orycteropus chemeldoi, Orycteropus crassidens, Orycteropus depereti, Orycteropus djourabensis, Orycteropus erikssoni, Orycteropus gaudryi, Orycteropus leptodon, Orycteropus mauritanicus, Orycteropus minutus, Orycteropus pilgrimi, Orycteropus pottieri

Type specimen: KB03-97-214, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Kossom Bougoudi, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene lacustrine sandstone in Chad.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore