Patriomanis

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Patriomanis
Temporal range: Chadronian, 34 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Pholidota
Family: Patriomanidae
Genus: Patriomanis
Emry, 1970
Type species
Patriomanis americana
Emry, 1970

Patriomanis is an extinct genus of pangolin from the Eocene of North America. It currently represents the only pholidotan known from the Western Hemisphere. The genus contains one species, P. americana, which is known from six specimens, mostly from the Chadronian White River Formation of Montana. It had long digits and a prehensile tail, suggesting that it was arboreal, and its jaw was capable of opening wider than modern pangolins. Its ears and the hair between its scales were also longer than modern pangolins.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaudin, T.J.; Emry, R.J.; Morris, J. (2016). "Skeletal anatomy of the North American pangolin Patriomanis americana (Mammalia, Pholidota) from the Latest Eocene of Wyoming (USA)". Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology. doi:10.5479/si.1943-6688.98.