Lestodon Gervais 1855 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Mylodontidae

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

See also Ameghino 1885, Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Paula Couto 1956 and Zurita et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Brievabradys, Glossotherium, Kiyumylodon, Lestobradys, Megabradys, Mylodon, Mylodonopsis, Octodontotherium, Octomylodon, Oreomylodon, Paramylodon, Pleurolestodon, Prolestodon, Promylodon, Ranculcus, Simomylodon, Sphenotherus, Stenodon, Strabosodon, Thinobadistes, Urumacotherium

Subtaxa: Lestodon antiquus Lestodon armatus Lestodon garrachicii Lestodon myloides Lestodon urumaquensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (8 collections), Bolivia (4), Brazil (3), Paraguay (2), Uruguay (2)

• Pliocene of Argentina (2)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (2)

• Miocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 24 collections including 26 occurrences

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