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†family Myrmecophagidae Savage 1951 (edentate)

Osteichthyes - Xenarthra

PaleoDB taxon number: 43652

Synonyms: Adiastaltidae Ameghino 1894 (no. 337020), Anathitidae Ameghino 1894 (no. 337017)

Full reference: D. E. Savage. 1951. Report on Fossil Vertebrates from the Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia. Science 114(2955):186-187

Parent taxon: Vermilingua according to H. G. McDonald et al. 2008

Sister taxon: Cyclopedidae

Subtaxa: Myrmecophaga, Myrmecophagina, Myrmecophaginae, Palaeomyrmedon

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Type: Myrmecophaga

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore