Orycteropus gaudryi Forsyth Major 1888 (aardvark)

Mammalia - Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae

There is no defined holotype. The material described by Forsyth Major (1888) and housed in the Musée Géologique Cantonal de Lausanne can be considered as its syntypes.

Full reference: C. I. Forsyth Major. 1888. Sur un gisement d’ossements fossiles dans l’île de Samos, contemporains l’âge de Pikermi. Compte Rendus de l‘Academie des Sciences, Paris 118:608-610

Belongs to Orycteropus according to T. Lehmann 2007

See also Patterson 1975 and Pickford 1975

Sister taxa: Orycteropus abundulafus, Orycteropus afer, Orycteropus browni, Orycteropus chemeldoi, Orycteropus crassidens, Orycteropus depereti, Orycteropus djourabensis, Orycteropus erikssoni, Orycteropus leptodon, Orycteropus mauritanicus, Orycteropus minutus, Orycteropus pilgrimi, Orycteropus pottieri, Orycteropus sensi

Type specimen: cranium and mandible (NHML-M. 5690) and cranium (NHMW-A.4760) (syntypes). Its type locality is Fossil collection from Samos Island in the Geological Museum of Lausanne, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in Greece.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore


• Miocene of Chad (1 collection), Greece (6), Italy (1), Moldova (2), Turkey (2), Ukraine (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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