Eremotherium laurillardi Lund 1842 (edentate)

Mammalia - Megatherioidea - Megatheriidae

Alternative combination: Megatherium laurillardi

Synonyms: Chelonia couperi Harlan 1842, Eremotherium carolinense Spillmann 1948, Eremotherium juanajuatense Duges 1882, Glyptodon juanajuatense Duges 1882, Megatherium hudsoni White 1941, Xenocnus cearensis Paula Couto 1980

Belongs to Eremotherium according to G. De Iuliis and C. Cartelle 1999

See also Cartelle and De Iuliis 1995, Cartelle et al. 2008, Gazin 1957, Hoffstetter 1952, Hulbert 1992, Hulbert and Pratt 1998, Kurten and Anderson 1980, McDonald and Naples 2007, Pujos 2006 and White 1941

Sister taxa: Eremotherium eomigrans, Eremotherium rusconii, Eremotherium sefvei

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): Astragalus diameter 193.4

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (31 collections), Ecuador (5), El Salvador (1), Guatemala (7), Honduras (2), Mexico (31), Nicaragua (2), Panama (2), Peru (4), United States (7: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas), Venezuela (1)

Total: 93 collections including 94 occurrences

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