Machlydotherium sparsum Ameghino 1902 (armadillo)

Mammalia - Cingulata - Dasypodidae

Alternative combination: Machlydotherium sparsus

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 asperum, Machlydotherium ater, Machlydotherium intortum

Type specimen: Its type locality is Barranca south of Lago Colhue-Huapi, Gran Barranca, which is in a Bartonian terrestrial claystone in the Sarmiento Formation of Argentina

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution: found only at Barranca south of Lago Colhue-Huapi, Gran Barranca

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