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Megatherium sundti Philippi 1893 (edentate)

Mammalia - Tardigrada - Megatheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 84037

Belongs to Megatherium according to G. de Iuliis 2006

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

Type specimen: SGO PV 277 (formerly 5-VI-67/2), a mandible. Its type locality is Río Desaguadero, Ulloma, Oruro, Bolivia, which is in a Pleistocene lacustrine - large sandstone in the Ulloma Formation of Bolivia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore