Machlydotherium asperum Ameghino 1902 (armadillo)

Mammalia - Cingulata - Dasypodidae

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1902. Notices préliminaires sur des mammifères nouveaux des terrains Crétacé de Patagonie {preliminary notes on new mammals from the Cretaceous terrains of Patagonia]. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Córdoba 17:5-70

Belongs to Machlydotherium according to G. G. Simpson 1948

See also Ameghino 1902

Sister taxa: Machlydotherium ater, Machlydotherium intortum, Machlydotherium sparsum

Type specimen: Its type locality is Mustersan of Patagonia, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in Argentina

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Argentina (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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