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Megistonyx McDonald et al. 2013 (edentate)

Osteichthyes - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 278261

Full reference: H. G. McDonald, A. D. Rincon, and T. J. Gaudin. 2013. A New Genus of Megalonychid Sloth (Mammalia, Xenarthra) from the Late Pleistocene (Lujanian) of Sierra De Perija, Zulia State, Venezuela. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(5):1226-1238

Parent taxon: Megalonychidae according to H. G. McDonald et al. 2013

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

Subtaxa: Megistonyx oreobios

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Type: Megistonyx oreobios

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore