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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Pilosa
Family: Cyclopedidae
Genus: Palaeomyrmidon
Rovereto, 1914
P. incomtus
Binomial name
Palaeomyrmidon incomtus
Rovereto, 1914

Palaeomyrmidon is an extinct genus of anteater. Its closest living relative is the silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus).[1] Although the silky anteater is arboreal, Palaeomyrmidon lived on the ground.[1] Palaeomyrmidon is known from a fossil skull that was found in the Andalhualá Formation of Argentina.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Palaeomyrmidon". Paleontology Database. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  2. ^ "Neotamandua". Paleontology Database. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  3. ^ Rovereto, Cayetano. 1914. Los estratos Araucanos y sus fósiles. Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires 25: 1-247.