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Family Dasypodidae Savage 1951 (armadillo)

Osteichthyes - Xenarthra

PaleoDB taxon number: 43527

Alternative spellings: Dasipidae, Dasypidae

Full reference: D. E. Savage. 1951. Report on Fossil Vertebrates from the Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia. Science 114(2955):186-187

Parent taxon: Dasypodoidea according to C. M. R. Herrera et al. 2016

Sister taxon: Pachyarmatherium

Subtaxa: Acantharodeia, Amblytatus, Archaeutatus, Astegotherium, Chalamydotheriinae, Chlamydophorina, Dasypina, Dasypodinae, Euphractinae, Euphractus, Lumbreratherium, Machlydotherium, Meteutatus attonsus, Ornithoryncina, Orycteropina, Pampatheriinae, Peltephilinae, Prodasypus, Prostegotherium, Prozaedyus, Pseudeutatus, Pseudostegotherium, Pucatherium, Punatherium, Stegotheriopsis, Stenotatus, Tolypeutinae, Utaetus

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Type: Dasypodinae

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore