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A new genus of interatheres from the Miocene of Colombia



A new genus of interatheres from the Miocene of Colombia



Univ California Publ Geol Sci 29(6): 265-348



MIOCOCHILIUS anomogodus (Interatheriidae), late Miocene is based on a nearly complele skeleton and numerous incomplete skeletons. Tabulated comparisons with other genera, in regard to skull and dentition, are made. The development of foot structure in interatheres presents a peculiar semiparallelism to the development of the paraxonic unguligrade artiodactyl. This n. genus combines very primitive eutherian pedal attributes with highly specialized paraxonial adaptations to obtain a subunguligrade method of locomotion.

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