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A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
Les traces de pas de Dinosaures et autres Archosaures du Lias inférieur des grands Causses, Sud de la France
Book of Abstracts/EAVP Annual Conference/2023
Les traces de pas d'amphibiens, de dinosaures et autres reptiles du Mesozoïque Français
Field trip guides/EAVP Annual Conference/2023
Neolicaphrium recens Frenguelli,1921,the only surviving proterotheriidae (Litopterna, Mammalia) into the south american Pleistocene.Litopterna; Neolicaphrium recens; Pleistocene; Proterotheriidae; South America
Cite this article: Bond M., Perea D., Ubilla M., Tauber A., 2001. Neolicaphrium recens Frenguelli,1921,the only surviving proterotheriidae (Litopterna, Mammalia) into the south american Pleistocene. Palaeovertebrata 30 (1-2): 37-50.
The litoptem Proterotheriidae are extinct endemic South American ungulates frequently used as an example of evolutionary convergence with the horses. They were considered to be exclusively Tertiary representatives with the youngest record being in the late Pliocene, before the appearence of the equids and cervids during the Great American Interchange. Two undoubted Pleistocene records in Argentina and the specimen here described from Uruguay, confirm the persistence of the proterotherids into that period. In the Quaternary, these ungulates are found outside the typical pampean region and probably were confined to a few northern and warmer more forested relictual microhabitats.
Published in Vol. 30, Fasc. 1-2 (2001)