Imagocnus

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Imagocnus
Temporal range: early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Xenarthra
Family: Megalonychidae
Genus: Imagocnus
MacPhee and Iturralde-Vinent, 1994
Species: I. zazae
Binomial name
Imagocnus zazae
MacPhee and Iturralde-Vinent, 1994

Imagocnus is an extinct genus of ground sloth from the early Miocene of Cuba.

This sloth resided in the Antilles and showed a range of body size. Its relationships to other Antillean sloths are not immediately clear, though the genera Megalocnus and Parocnus,other ground sloths, are its most likely relatives.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacPhee, R.D.E., Iturralde-Vinent, M.A., & Gaffney, E.S. (2003). "Domo de Zaza, an early Miocene vertebrate locality in south-central Cuba, with notes on the tectonic evolution of Puerto Rico and the Mona Passage". American Museum Novitates 3394: 1–42. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2003)394<0001:DDZAEM>2.0.CO;2. hdl:2246/2820.