†family Myrmecophagidae Savage 1951 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Myrmecophagidae

Synonyms: Adiastaltidae Ameghino 1894, Anathitidae Ameghino 1894

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

Parent taxon: Vermilingua according to H. G. McDonald et al. 2008

See also Ameghino 1889, Bonaparte 1850, Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Cope 1889, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Gaudin and Branham 1998 and Nowak 1991

Sister taxon: Cyclopedidae

Subtaxa: Myrmecophaga Myrmecophagina Myrmecophaginae Palaeomyrmedon

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Type: Myrmecophaga

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (2 collections), Panama (1), Peru (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (1)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (5), Colombia (2)

Total: 15 collections including 21 occurrences

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