Orycteropus djourabensis Lehmann et al. 2004 (aardvark)

Mammalia - Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae

Full reference: T. Lehmann, P. Vignaud, H. T. Mackaye and M. Brunet. 2004. A fossil aardvark (Mammalia, Tubulidentata) from the lower Pliocene of Chad. Journal of African Earth Sciences 40:201-217

Belongs to Orycteropus according to T. Lehmann et al. 2004

See also Lehmann 2007

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

Type specimen: KL09-98-001, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is KL09, which is in a Zanclean fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in Chad.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore


• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Chad (1), Ethiopia (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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