Utaetus laevus Ameghino 1902 (armadillo)

Mammalia - Cingulata - Dasypodidae

Alternative combination: Anteutatus laevus

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 Utaetus according to G. G. Simpson 1948

See also Ameghino 1902 and Carlini et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Utaetus buccatus, Utaetus deustus, Utaetus lenis

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution: found only at Mustersan of Patagonia (Eocene of Argentina)

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