Mylodon Owen 1859 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Mylodontidae

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

See also Ameghino 1885, Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860 and Lydekker 1894

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

Subtaxa: Mylodon ambiguus Mylodon darwini Mylodon martinii Mylodon paranensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Quaternary of Argentina (5 collections), Bolivia (2), Chile (6), Guatemala (1), Paraguay (2), United States (3: Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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