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Priodontes maximus Kerr 1792 (giant armadillo)

Osteichthyes - Placentalia - Dasypodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233757

Alternative combinations: Dasypus maximus, Priodon maximus

Synonyms: Cheloniscus gigas Cuvier 1817 (no. 233770), Dasypus gigans Schmid 1818 (no. 233773), Dasypus giganteus Geoffroy 1803 (no. 233759), Dasypus gigas Cuvier 1817 (no. 233761), Priodonta gigas Cuvier 1817 (no. 233763), Priodontes giganteus Geoffroy 1803 (no. 233760), Prionodon gigas Cuvier 1817 (no. 233768), Prionodontes gigas Cuvier 1817 (no. 233764), Prionodos gigas Cuvier 1817 (no. 233766), Tatus grandis Olfers 1818 (no. 233772)

Belongs to Priodontes according to P. Smith 2007

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): scapula 130.0 x 140.0