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Megatherium americanum Cuvier 1796 (edentate)

Mammalia - Tardigrada - Megatheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83805

Alternative combination: Megatherium cuvieri

Synonyms: Essonodontherium gervaisi Gervais and Ameghino 1880 (no. 364277), Megatherium gervaisi Gervais and Ameghino 1880 (no. 364276)

Belongs to Megatherium according to A. E. Zurita et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Megatherium altiplanicum, 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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): Femur length 760.0, Femur distal width 415.0