†family Mylodontidae Savage 1951 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Mylodontidae

Full reference: D. E. Savage. 1951. Report on Fossil Vertebrates from the Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia. Science 114(2955):186-187

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

See also Carroll 1988, Frailey 1986, Kramarz et al. 2010, Kurten and Anderson 1980, MacFadden et al. 1993, McDonald and Naples 2007, Paula Couto 1956, Shockey and Anaya 2011 and Villarroel 2000

Sister taxon: Megatheriidae

Subtaxa: Baraguatherium Elassotherium Glossotheriopsis Lestodontinae Mylodontinae Nematheriinae Paroctodontotherium Pseudoprepotherium Scelidotheridium Scelidotheriinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (34 collections), Bolivia (11), Brazil (18), Canada (1: Alberta), Chile (9), Ecuador (17), Guatemala (1), Mexico (6), Panama (1), Paraguay (3), Peru (14), United States (88: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington), Uruguay (2), Venezuela (2)

• Blancan of Mexico (4), United States (22: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Pliocene of Argentina (8), Bolivia (4), Colombia (1), Venezuela (1)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (3), Bolivia (4), Uruguay (1)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1), Mexico (2), United States (7: Florida, Nebraska, Texas)

• Miocene of Argentina (20), Bolivia (1), Brazil (2), Chile (3), Colombia (67), Peru (4), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (4)

• Deseadan of Argentina (2), Bolivia (3), Uruguay (1)

• Oligocene of Peru (1)

Total: 374 collections including 465 occurrences

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