Name: Proticia ‭(‬named after B.‭ ‬Al Protic‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pro-te-ce-a.
Named By: B.‭ ‬Patterson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1977.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia.
Species: P.‭ ‬venezuelensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Venezuela‭ ‬-‭ ‬Trujillo Formation.
Time period: Early Eocene.
Fossil representation: Fragmentary jaw remains.

       Proticia is a genus of mammal that lived in Venezuela during the early Eocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A primitive pyrothere‭ (‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Notoungulata‭) ‬from the early Tertiary of Northwestern Venezuela.‭ ‬Fieldiana‭ (‬Geology‭) ‬33:397‭–‬422.‭ ‬-‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Patterson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1977.


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