Hoplophorus

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Hoplophorus
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Hoplophorus sp.jpg
Shell fragment
Fossil
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Superorder: Xenarthra
Order: Cingulata
Family: Glyptodontidae
Subfamily: Panochthinae
Genus: Hoplophorus
Binomial name
Hoplophorus euphractus
Lund, 1838

Hoplophorus was an extinct genus of glyptodont, a family of mammals related to armadillo. The only known species was H. euphractus, found in Pleistocene deposits in Minas Gerais, in Brazil.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kleberson de O. Porpinoa, Juan C. Fernicola & Lílian P. Bergqvist. Revisiting the intertropical Brazilian species Hoplophorus euphractus (Cingulata, Glyptodontoidea) and the phylogenetic affinities of Hoplophorus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Volume 30, Issue 3, 2010. pages 911-927.