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†family Megalonychidae Savage 1951 (edentate)

Osteichthyes - Xenarthra

PaleoDB taxon number: 43596

Synonyms: Bradypidae Gray 1825 (no. 96032), Bradypodidae Gray 1825 (no. 66278), Choloepidae Gray 1871 (no. 237242), Choloepina Gray 1871 (no. 237241)

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

Parent taxon: Eutardigrada according to T. J. Gaudin 1995

Sister taxa: Megatheriidae, Mylodontidae

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

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore