Ortotherium Ameghino 1885 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1885. Nuevos restos de mamíferos fósiles Oligocenos recogidos por el Profesor Pedro Scalabrini y pertenecientes al Museo Provincial de la ciudad del Parana [New remains of Oligocene fossil mammals collected by Professor Pedro Scalabrini and belonging to the Provincial Museum of the city of Parana]. Boletín de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias 8:1-205

Parent taxon: Megalonychidae according to D. Brandoni 2011

See also Ameghino 1885, Ameghino 1889 and Lydekker 1894

Sister taxa: Acratocnus, Ahytherium, Amphihapalops, Amphiocnus, Analcimorphus, Australonyx, Choloepus, Deseadognathus, Diabolotherium, Diheterocnus, Eugeronops, Geronops, Hyperleptus, Mecorhinus, Megalocninae, Megalocnus, Megalonychinae, Megalonychops, Megalonychotherium, Megalonyx, Megistonyx, Meizonyx, Mesocnus, Metopotherinae, Metopotherini, Microcnus, Miocnus, Nothropus, Ocnopodinae, Ortotheriinae, Paranabradys, Paraplanops, Pattersonocnus, Pliometanastes, Pliomorphus, Protomegalonyx, Pseudhapalops, Torcellia, Trematherium, Urumacocnus, Zacatzontli, Bradypodina

Subtaxa: Ortotherium brevirostrum Ortotherium laticurvatum Ortotherium robustum

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Parana, Pueblo Brugo to Diamante, Ituzaingo Fm. (Miocene of Argentina)

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