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Megatherium celendinense Pujos 2006 (edentate)

Mammalia - Tardigrada - Megatheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 268345

Full reference: F. Pujos. 2006. Megatherium celendinense sp. nov. from the pleistocene of the Peruvian Andes and the phylogenetic relationships of Megatheriines. Palaeontology 49(2):285-306

Belongs to Megatherium according to F. Pujos 2006

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

Type specimen: MUSM 157, a partial skeleton (Incomplete skeleton)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): Astragalus diameter 190.0, Calcaneum diameter 290.0, Clavicle length 436.0, Distal epiphysis diameter 313.0, Distal epiphysis diameter 83.0, Distal epiphysis fibula diameter 90.3, Distal epiphysis tibia diameter 159.0, Fibula diameter 42.4, Humerus length 725.0, L1 length 102.0, L2 length 113.0, Midshaft diameter 105.8, Midshaft tibia diameter 91.3, Olecranon diameter 213.0, Palmar sesamoid diameter 123.0, Palmar sesamoid diameter 57.2, Patella diameter 83.0, Proximal epiphysis diameter 195.0, Proximal epiphysis tibia diameter 110.0, Sacrum length 460.0, Sacrum diameter 15.0, Scaphoid diameter 130.0, T1 length 66.0, Tibia length 535.0, Tibiofibula diameter 266.9, distal epiphysis diameter 122.0, patella diameter 93.0, scaphoid diameter 70.0