Pseudoprepotherium confusum Hirschfeld 1985 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Mylodontidae

Full reference: S. E. Hirschfeld. 1985. Ground sloths from the Friasian La Venta fauna, with additions to the pre-Frasian Coyaima fauna of Colombia, South America. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 128:1-91

Belongs to Pseudoprepotherium according to S. E. Hirschfeld 1985

Sister taxon: Pseudoprepotherium venezuelanum

Type specimen: UCMP 39957, a skull

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): Astragalus diameter 73.7, Calcaneum diameter 73.1, Cuboid diameter 47.1, Femur Head diameter 89.1, Fibula diameter 21.5, Humerus head diameter 63.6, Radius proximal end diameter 55.7, Tibia diameter 108.6, Tibia diameter 125.7, Tibia Proximal end diameter 136.4, Tibia distal end diameter 64.5, Unciform diameter 50.2

Distribution:

• Miocene of Colombia (40 collections)

Total: 40 collections each including a single occurrence

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