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†subfamily Metopotherini Ameghino 1894 (edentate)

Osteichthyes - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 244676

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1894. Enumeration synoptique des especes de mammifères fossiles des formations éocènes de Patagonie. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias en Cordoba (Republica Argentina) 13:259-452

Parent taxon: Megalonychidae according to F. Ameghino 1894

Sister taxa: Acratocnus, Ahytherium, Amphihapalops, Amphiocnus, Analcimorphus, Australonyx, Choloepus, Deseadognathus, Diabolotherium, Diheterocnus, Eugeronops, Geronops, Hyperleptus, Mecorhinus, Megalocninae, Megalocnus, Megalonychinae, Megalonychops, Megalonychotherium, Megalonyx, Megistonyx, Meizonyx, Mesocnus, Metopotherinae, Microcnus, Miocnus, Nothropus, Ocnopodinae, Ortotheriinae, Ortotherium, Paranabradys, Paraplanops, Pliometanastes, Pliomorphus, Protomegalonyx, Pseudhapalops, Torcellia, Trematherium, Bradypodina

Subtaxa: Adiastemus, Metopotherium, Uranokyrtus, Zamicrus

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Type: Metopotherium

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore