Chubutherium

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Chubutherium
Temporal range: Oligocene–Mid Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Xenarthra
Family: Mylodontidae
Subfamily: Scelidotheriinae
Genus: Chubutherium
Cattoi, 1962
Species
  • C. ferelloii

Chubutherium ferelloii is an extinct species of ground sloth (Cattoi, 1962).

This species of ground sloth, once assigned to the family Scelidotheriidae, is now assigned to subfamily Scelidotheriinae within Mylodontidae. C. ferelloii first appeared in the Oligocene and died out during the Middle Miocene. It is related to the Pleistocene genus, Scelidotherium. It possessed but a few molars, like many other sloths. Only a few specimens have been found in Patagonia.

References[edit]

  • Cattoi, N. (1962) Un nuevo (Xenarthra) del Terciario de Patagonia, Chubutherium ferelloii gen. et sp. nov. (Megalonychoidea, Mylodontidae). Revista del Museum Argentinoa Ciencias Nacional "Bernardino Rivadavia" Zoologia, 8(11): 123-133.