The southernmost Miocene occurrence of the last European herpetotheriid Amphiperatherium frequens (Metatheria, Mammalia)

Marc Furió*, Francisco J. Ruiz-Sánchez, Vicente D. Crespo, Matthijs Freudenthal, Plinio Montoya

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    Abstract

    The present work provides for the first time a detailed description of teeth attributable to metatherians in the Miocene fossil record of Spain, and justifies their generic and specific ascription. The fossil elements found correspond to Amphiperatherium frequens, the last herpetotheriid that inhabited Europe. This is so far the southernmost occurrence of this species, thus showing that its geographic range extended further southward than previously thought.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)371-377
    Number of pages7
    JournalComptes Rendus - Palevol
    Volume11
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

    Keywords

    • Aragonian
    • Europe
    • Herpetotheriidae
    • Neogene
    • Ribesalbes-Alcora
    • Spain

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