Torcellia Kraglievich 1923 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

Full reference: L. Kraglievich. 1923. Un nuevo representante de la subfamilia "Ortotherinae" en la Formación Entrerriana de las Barrancas del Río Paraná "Torcellia paranense" n. gen. n. sp. Comunicaciones de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires 2(1):1-8

Parent taxon: Megalonychidae according to D. Brandoni 2011

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, Ortotherium, Paranabradys, Paraplanops, Pattersonocnus, Pliometanastes, Pliomorphus, Protomegalonyx, Pseudhapalops, Trematherium, Urumacocnus, Zacatzontli, Bradypodina

Subtaxa: Torcellia paranense

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Type: Torcellia paranense

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

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

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