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Megatherium Cuvier 1796 (ground sloth)

Osteichthyes - Xenarthra - Megatheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43616

Synonyms: Essonodontherium Ameghino 1884 (no. 43612), Neoracanthus Ameghino 1889 (no. 248042), Oracanthus Ameghino 1885 (no. 248041)

Parent taxon: Megatheriinae according to F. Pujos and R. Salas 2004

Sister taxa: Megathericulus, Pliomegatherium, Proeremotherium, Urumaquia

Subtaxa: Megatherium altiplanicum, Megatherium americanum, Megatherium antiquum, Megatherium celendinense, Megatherium gallardoi, Megatherium gaudryi, Megatherium medinae, Megatherium sundti, Megatherium tarijense, Megatherium urbinai

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore