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Megatherium antiquum Ameghino 1885 (edentate)

Mammalia - Tardigrada - Megatheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 246264

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1885. Nuevos restos de mamíferos fósiles Oligocenos recogidos por el Profesor Pedro Scalabrini y pertenecientes al Museo Provincial de la ciudad del Parana [New remains of Oligocene fossil mammals collected by Professor Pedro Scalabrini and belonging to the Provincial Museum of the city of Parana]. Boletín de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias 8:1-205

Belongs to Megatherium according to D. Brandoni and G. J. Scillato-Yané 2007

Sister taxa: Megatherium altiplanicum, Megatherium americanum, Megatherium bergi, Megatherium celendinense, Megatherium gallardoi, Megatherium gaudryi, Megatherium istilarti, Megatherium lundi, Megatherium medinae, Megatherium sundti, Megatherium tarijense, Megatherium uquiense, Megatherium urbinai, Neoracanthus burmeisteri, Neoracanthus brackebuschianus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore