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Megatherium medinae Philippi 1893 (edentate)

Mammalia - Tardigrada - Megatheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 84038

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 sundti, Megatherium tarijense, Megatherium uquiense, Megatherium urbinai, Neoracanthus burmeisteri, Neoracanthus brackebuschianus

Type specimen: SGO PV 252 (formerly 1-VI-67-8), a mandible. Its type locality is Pampa del Tamarugal near Pica, Region 1, Chile, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in Chile.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): Mandíbula length 495.0, Mandíbula inferida length 541.0, Molar width 29.7