Eremotherium laurillardi Lund 1842 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megatheriidae

Alternative combination: Megatherium laurillardi

Synonyms: Chelonia couperi Harlan 1842, Eremotherium carolinense Spillmann 1948, Eremotherium juanajuatense Duges 1882, Eremotherium mirabile Leidy 1855, Eremotherium rusconii Schaub 1935, Glyptodon juanajuatense Duges 1882, Megatherium hudsoni White 1941, Megatherium mirabile Leidy 1855, Megatherium rusconii Schaub 1935, Schaubia rusconii Schaub 1935, Schaubitherium rusconii Schaub 1935, 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, Leidy 1860, McDonald and Naples 2007, Webb and Wilkins 1984 and White 1941

Sister taxa: Eremotherium elenense, Eremotherium eomigrans, Eremotherium sefvei

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): Astragalus diameter 193.4

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (21 collections), Ecuador (1), Mexico (2), Nicaragua (1), Panama (2), Peru (4), United States (5: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Neogene of Nicaragua (1)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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