Similhapalops Pujos et al. 2021 (edentate)

Mammalia - Megatherioidea

Full reference: F. Pujos, M. R. Ciancio, A. M. Forasiepi, M. Pujos, A. M. Candela, B. Vera, M. A., A. M. Combina, and E. CerndeƱo. 2021. The late Oligocene Xenarthran fauna of Quebrada Fiera (Mendoza, Argentina) and its implications for sloth origins and the diversity of Palaeogene cingulates. Papers in Palaeontology

Parent taxon: Megatherioidea according to F. Pujos et al. 2021

Sister taxa: Hiskatherium, Megalonychidae, Megatheria, Pelecyodon, Schismotherium

Subtaxa: Similhapalops nivis

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Type: Similhapalops nivis

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution: found only at Quebrada Fiera (Oligocene of Argentina)

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