Pliometanastes Hirschfeld and Webb 1968 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

Full reference: S. E. Hirschfeld and S. D. Webb. 1968. Plio-Pleistocene Megalonychid Sloths of North America. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 12(5)

Parent taxon: Megalonychidae according to H. G. McDonald and V. L. Naples 2007

See also Carroll 1988 and Hirschfeld and Webb 1968

Sister taxa: Acratocnus, Ahytherium, Amphihapalops, Amphiocnus, Analcimorphus, Australonyx, Choloepus, Deseadognathus, Diabolotherium, Diheterocnus, Eugeronops, Geronops, Hyperleptus, Mecorhinus, Megalocninae, Megalocnus, Megalonychinae, Megalonychops, Megalonychotherium, Megalonyx, Megistonyx, Meizonyx, Mesocnus, Metopotherinae, Metopotherini, Microcnus, Miocnus, Nothropus, Ocnopodinae, Ortotheriinae, Ortotherium, Paranabradys, Paraplanops, Pattersonocnus, Pliomorphus, Protomegalonyx, Pseudhapalops, Torcellia, Trematherium, Urumacocnus, Zacatzontli, Bradypodina

Subtaxa: Pliometanastes galushai Pliometanastes protistus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1 collection), United States (11: California, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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