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Palaeothentes praecursor Loomis 1914 (marsupial)

Osteichthyes - Paucituberculata - Palaeothentidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 337036

Alternative combination: Callomenus praecursor

Belongs to Palaeothentes according to B. Patterson and L. G. Marshall 1978

Sister taxa: Palaeothentes aratae, Palaeothentes boliviensis, Palaeothentes chubutensis, Palaeothentes intermedius, Palaeothentes lemoinei, Palaeothentes lucina, Palaeothentes minutus, Palaeothentes pachygnathus, Palaeothentes pascuali, Palaeothentes pressiforatus, Palaeothentes smeti

Type specimen: AC 3020, a mandible (dentary with m2 (originally also p3 and m1)). Its type locality is Cabeza Blanca, which is in a Deseadan terrestrial shale/claystone in the Sarmiento Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore