Taxon profile


Megatherium Cuvier, 1796

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Xenarthra »  family Megatheriidae - megatheriid ground sloths »  subtribus Megatheriina

Scientific synonyms

Essonodontherium Ameghino, 1884
Hebetotherium Ameghino, 1895
Neoracanthus Ameghino, 1889
Ocnobates Cope, 1889
Oracanthus Ameghino, 1885
Paramegatherium Kraglievich, 1925

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Included taxa

Number of records: 9

species Megatherium altiplanicum Saint-André & de Iuliis, 2001
species Megatherium americanum Cuvier, G., 1796

Megatherium americanum

species Megatherium gallardoi Ameghino & Kraglievich, 1921
species Megatherium istilarti Kraglievich, 1925
species Megatherium lundi-sejoi Kraglievich, 1931
species Megatherium medinae Philippi, 1893
species Megatherium parodii Hoffstetter, 1949
species Megatherium sundti Philippi, 1893
species Megatherium tarijense Gervais & Ameghino, 1880

Links and literature

EN Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [43616]

Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [] [as Megatherium Cuvier, 1796]
Data retrieved on: 13 December 2015

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extinct taxon