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Pachyarmatherium brasiliense Porpino et al. 2009 (edentate)

Osteichthyes - Placentalia

PaleoDB taxon number: 161234

Full reference: K. O. Porpino, J. C. Fernicola, and L. P. Bergqvist. 2009. A new cingulate (Mammalia: Xenarthra), Pachyarmatherium brasiliense sp. nov., from the Late Pleistocene of northeastern Brazil. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(3):881-893

Belongs to Pachyarmatherium according to K. O. Porpino et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Pachyarmatherium leiseyi, Pachyarmatherium tenebris

Type specimen: MCC 1093-V, an osteoderm. Its type locality is Lajedo de Escada, which is in a Pleistocene/Holocene cave horizon in Brazil.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore