Habanocnus

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Habanocnus
Temporal range: Pleistocene
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Habanocnus hoffstetteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Xenarthra
Family: Megalonychidae
Genus: Habanocnus
Species
  • H. hoffstetteri
  • H. paulacouto

Habanocnus ("Havana sloth") is an extinct genus of ground sloth indigenous to Late Pleistocene Cuba.[1] Some authors have proposed that the material of both named species (H. hoffstetteri and H. paulacouto) are not significantly distinguishable from Acratocnus antillensis, and so should be taxonomic synonyms.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alcover, J. A., Campillo, X., Macias, M., & Sans, A. (1998). "Mammal species of the world: additional data on insular mammals". American Museum novitates (3248). 
  2. ^ White, J.L. and MacPhee, R.D.E. (2001). "The sloths of the West Indies: A systematic and phylogenetic review". In Woods, C.A. and Sergile, F.E. Biogeography of the West Indies: patterns and perspectives. Boca Raton, Florida.: CRC Press. pp. 201–236. ISBN 0-8493-2001-1.