Proterotheriidae

Proterotheriidae

[‚präd·ə·rō·thə′rī·ə‚dē]
(paleontology)
A group of extinct herbivorous mammals in the order Litopterna which displayed an evolutionary convergence with the horses in their dentition and in reduction of the lateral digits of their feet.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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El unico ungulado nativo de la familia Proterotheriidae (Neolicaphrium recens) aparece bien representado en secuencias litoestratigraficas fluviales y eolicas del Pleistoceno Tardio y Pleistoceno Tardio tardio-Holoceno Temprano tanto para el Chaco austral como en la Pampa Norte.