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Eremotherium sefvei

Mammalia - Megatheriidae

Taxonomy
Eremotherium sefvei was named by De Iuliis and Saint-Andre (1997). Its type specimen is PIU M4535, a limb element (Femur), and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Eremotherium sefvei De Iuliis and Saint-Andre p. 454 figs. Figs. 1-6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Americatheria
Xenarthra()
infraorderPilosaFlower 1883
Folivora
Eutardigrada
familyMegatheriidaeGill 1872
subfamilyMegatheriinaeGill 1872
genusEremotheriumSpillmann 1948
speciessefvei

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
G. De Iuliis and P. A. Saint-Andre 1997The smallest post-Miocene megatheriine species. The lateral and medial margins of the femur are nearly rectilinear and parallel. The patellar trochlea is medially expanded, strongly concave, and prominently raised anteriorly in relation to the anterior margin of the medial articular condyle for the tibia.