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Nothrotherium shastense Sinclair 1905 (Shasta ground sloth)

Osteichthyes - Phyllophaga - Nothrotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49231

Alternative combination: Nothrotheriops shastensis

Synonym: Nothrotherium graciliceps Stock 1913 (taxon 49230)

Full reference: W. J. Sinclair. 1905. New Mammalia from the Quaternary caves of California. University of California Publication Bulletin of the Department of Geology 4(7):145-161

Belongs to Nothrotherium according to C. Stock 1918

Sister taxon: Nothrotherium maquinense

Type specimens:

  • Nothrotherium shastense: UCMP 8422 (partial right edentulous mandible). Its type locality is Potter Creek Cave, which is in a Pleistocene cave horizon in California.
  • Nothrotherium graciliceps:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore