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

Marc FURIÓ, Francisco Javier RUIZ-SÁNCHEZ, Vicente D. CRESPO, Matthijs FREUDENTHAL & Plinio MONTOYA

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 11 (5) - Pages 371-377

Published on 31 August 2012

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.


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

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