Pelecyodon Ameghino 1891 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1891. Nuevos restos de mamíferos fósiles descubiertos por Carlos Ameghino en el Eoceno inferior de la Patagonia austral. – Especies nuevas, adiciones y correcciones [New remains of fossil mammals discovered by Carlos Ameghino in the lower Eocene of southern Patagonia. – New species, additions, and corrections]. Revista Argentina de Historia Natural 1:289-328

Parent taxon: Tardigrada according to T. J. Gaudin 1995

See also Ameghino 1891, Ameghino 1894 and Carroll 1988

Sister taxa: Mylodontoidea, Bradypus, Rathymotheriidae, Eucholoeops, Eutardigrada, Schismotherium

Subtaxa: Pelecyodon arcuatus Pelecyodon bombifrons Pelecyodon cristatus Pelecyodon maximus Pelecyodon petraeus Pelecyodon robustus

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (6 collections)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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