Similhapalops nivis 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

Belongs to Similhapalops according to F. Pujos et al. 2021

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MCNAM PV 5011, a limb element (Complete right astragalus). Its type locality is Quebrada Fiera, which is in an Oligocene lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal tuff in the Agua de la Piedra Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution: found only at Quebrada Fiera

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