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Huilatherium pluripicatum Villarroel and Guerrero Diaz 1985 (notoungulate)

Osteichthyes - Notoungulata - Leontiniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 260061

Synonym: Laventatherium hylei Colwel 1965 [replaced name] (taxon 269328)

Full reference: C. Villarroel and J. Guerrero Diaz. 1985. Un nuevo y singular representante de la familia Leontiniidae? (Notoungulata, Mammalia) en el Mioceno de La Venta, Colombia. Geologia Norandina 9:35-40

Belongs to Huilatherium according to C. Villarroel and J. Colwell Danis 1997

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Huilatherium pluripicatum: ICN-P-328, a set of teeth
  • Laventatherium hylei:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): Lower m1 34.8 x 20.4, Lower m2 43.3 x 21.6, Lower m3 59.3 x 21.1, Lower p2 20.6 x 17.1, Lower p3 24.1 x 20.2, Lower p4 26.1 x 20.9, Upper M1 42.2 x 38.5, Upper M2 51.1 x 46.1, Upper M3 55.5 x 44.8, Upper P1 20.5 x 23.0, Upper P2 24.5 x 29.5, Upper P3 27.3 x 37.3, Upper P4 28.5 x 40.8