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RE: Ptolemaiida & Barytheria

Brian Lauret wrote-

I found a reference to these two placental orders in a text about the Fayum formation. Subsequent googling of the names didn't give to many informative results.

Is there any list member with more information about these groups, such as if they're afrotheres, what did they look like and what is the reason for placing them in seperate orders?

According to Gheerbrant et al. (2005), barytheriids are proboscideans more derived than Phosphatotherium, Daouitherium and numidotheriids, but less so than other taxa. So yes, they would be afrotheres.

Mickey Mortimer