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Pseudonotictis pusillus Ameghino 1891 (metatherian)

Osteichthyes - Sparassodonta

PaleoDB taxon number: 337343

Alternative combination: Sipalocyon pusillus

Synonyms: Hathliacynus kobyi Mercerat 1891 (no. 53450), Hathlyacynus kobyi Mercerat 1891 (no. 314441)

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 Pseudonotictis according to L. G. Marshall 1981

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Pseudonotictis pusillus: MACN 666, a mandible (fragment of right ramus with alveoli of i1-3, c, p1-2, anterior root of p3, posterior half of p3, anterior half of m1, posterior root of m1, anterior alveolus o)
  • Hathliacynus kobyi: MLP 11-26, a partial skeleton (left dentary with p1, p3-m4; right dentary with p1-3; skull fragments including right maxilla with M2; humerus, radius, ulna, metapodials). Its type locality is Monte León, which is in a Santacrucian terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore