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Homunculus patagonicus Ameghino 1891 (monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Homunculidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 242914

Synonyms: Anthropops perfectus Ameghino 1891 (no. 242917), Ecphantodon ceboides Mercerat 1891 (no. 314389), Homunculus ameghinoi Bluntschli 1931 (no. 336990), Homunculus blakei Tejedor et al. 2006 (no. 336989), Homunculus grandis Ameghino 1894 (no. 336991), Killikaike blakei Tejedor et al. 2006 (no. 143113), Pitheculus australis Ameghino 1894 (no. 242919), Stilotherium grande Ameghino 1894 (no. 243817)

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1891. Nuevos restos de mamíferos fósiles descubiertos por Carlos Ameghino en el Eoceno inferior de la Patagonia austral. – Especies nuevas, adiciones y correcciones [New remains of fossil mammals discovered by Carlos Ameghino in the lower Eocene of southern Patagonia. – New species, additions, and corrections]. Revista Argentina de Historia Natural 1:289-328

Belongs to Homunculus according to J. M. Perry et al. 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Homunculus patagonicus: MACN-A 5757, a mandible. Its type locality is Puesto Estancia La Costa, which is in a Miocene terrestrial claystone/sandstone in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.
  • Anthropops perfectus: Its type locality is Santa Cruz Formation, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.
  • Ecphantodon ceboides:
  • Homunculus ameghinoi:
  • Killikaike blakei: MPM-PV 5000, a partial skull (face of an adult individual). Its type locality is Killik Aike Norte, which is in a Santacrucian terrestrial tuff in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.
  • Pitheculus australis: Its type locality is Cerro Observatorio, which is in a Santacrucian terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.
  • Stilotherium grande: Its type locality is Cerro Observatorio, which is in a Santacrucian terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore