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Megatherium tarijense Gervais and Ameghino 1880 (edentate)

Mammalia - Tardigrada - Megatheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 264686

Belongs to Megatherium according to G. De Iuliis et al. 2009

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

Type specimen: MNHN P TAR 1269

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 width 32.3, M2 width 37.6, M3 width 43.0, M4 width 41.5, m1 width 32.8, m2 width 34.6, m3 width 36.7, m4 width 34.3, Calcaneum - APL width 233.0, Calcaneum - PPW width 104.5, Femur - DW width 277.7, Femur - MSW width 207.4, Femur - PDL length 531.5, Femur - PW width 271.5, Humerus - DW width 225.4, Humerus - PDL length 503.0, M5 width 20.4, Mandible - MTRL length 170.9, Mandible - m1ADP length 348.0, Radius - DW width 111.4, Radius - MSW width 86.4, Radius - PDL length 510.4, Skull - M1OCL length 459.2, Skull - MXTRL length 190.1, Skull - POCON width 121.7, Skull - POPW width 174.5, Tibia - DW width 202.0, Tibia - MSW width 85.0, Tibia - PDL length 408.0, Tibia - PW width 214.0, Ulna - PDL width 515.4