Glossotherium Owen 1840 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Mylodontidae

Synonyms: Eumylodon Ameghino 1904, Glossotheridium Kraglievich 1934, Pseudolestodon Gervais and Ameghino 1880

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

See also Alroy 2002, Ameghino 1885, Ameghino 1904, Carroll 1988, Hoffstetter 1954, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lydekker 1894, MacFadden et al. 1993, McAfee 2009, McDonald and Naples 2007, McKenna and Bell 1997, Salles et al. 2006 and Schneider 1926

Sister taxa: Brievabradys, Kiyumylodon, Lestobradys, Lestodon, Megabradys, Mylodon, Octodontotherium, Octomylodon, Paramylodon, Prolestodon, Promylodon, Ranculcus, Stenodon, Strabosodon

Subtaxa: Eumylodon bonaerensis Eumylodon incertus Glossotherium chapadmalense Glossotherium domesticum Glossotherium emmersoni Glossotherium garbanii Glossotherium giganteum Glossotherium robustum Glossotherium tropicorum Pseudolestodon injunctus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (8 collections), Bolivia (3), Brazil (6), Ecuador (17), Paraguay (2), Peru (4), United States (1: Florida), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (3), United States (10: Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Texas)

• Montehermosan of Bolivia (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1)

Total: 58 collections including 59 occurrences

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