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Megatherium altiplanicum Saint-Andre and De Iuliis 2001 (edentate)

Mammalia - Tardigrada - Megatheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 264930

Full reference: P. A. Saint-Andre and G. De Iuliis. 2001. The smallest and most ancient representative of the genus Megatherium Cuvier, 1796 (Xenarthra, Tardigrada, Megatheriidae), from the Pliocene of the Bolivian Altiplano. Geodiversitas 23(4):625-645

Belongs to Megatherium according to P. A. Saint-Andre and G. De Iuliis 2001

Sister taxa: Megatherium americanum, Megatherium antiquum, 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

Type specimen: MNHN AYO 101, a partial skeleton (Premaxillae, maxillae, right and left dentaries, left femur)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore