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Villarroelia totoyoi Cifelli and Guerrero Diaz 1997 (eutherian)

Osteichthyes - Litopterna - Proterotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 269266

Holotype: IGM 250965, skull lacking the anterior rostrum, with roots of right P1 and with right P2-M3, left P3-M3, and miscellaneous fragmentary postcranial elements

Etymology: Named for Totoy, chief of the indigenous tribe that, in the sixteenth century, inhabitated the banks of the river bearing the same name (now the Rio Villavieja)

Full reference: R. L. Cifelli and J. Guerrero Diaz. 1997. Litopterns. Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene fauna of La Venta, Colombia 289-302

Belongs to Villarroelia according to R. L. Cifelli and J. Guerrero Diaz 1997

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IGM 250965, a partial skull (Upper P2)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): Lower dm1 9.50 x 4.30, Lower dm2 13.8 x 6.2, Lower dm3 17.7 x 9.6, Lower dm4 15.0 x 10.8, Lower m1 13.8 x 10.1, Lower m2 14.9 x 10.4, Lower m3 17.4 x 9.5, Lower p1 12.1 x 4.5, Lower p2 13.8 x 6.8, Lower p3 15.5 x 9.7, Lower p4 13.6 x 10.8, Upper M1 14.3 x 20.3, Upper M2 15.3 x 20.4, Upper M3 13.5 x 20.0, Upper P1 12.7 x 9.7, Upper P2 12.7 x 14.2, Upper P3 13.8 x 18.9, Upper P4 14.9 x 21.2, Upper dM3 14.7 x 13.7, Upper dM4 13.2 x 14.9