Orophodon

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Orophodon
Temporal range: Early Pleistocene - Early Holocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Superorder: Xenarthra
Order: Pilosa
Family: Mylodontidae
Genus: Orophodon
Ameghino (1894)

Orophodon is an extinct genus of ground sloth of the family Mylodontidae, endemic to Argentina, South America.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Orophodon was named by Ameghino (1894). It was assigned to Mylodontidae by Carroll (1988).[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Orophodon, basic info
  2. ^ R. L. Carroll. 1988. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York 1-698
  3. ^ T. J. Gaudin. 1995. The ear region of edentates and the phylogeny of Tardigrada (Mammalia, Xenarthra). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(3):672-705