Zacatzontli McDonald and Carranza-Castañeda 2017 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

Full reference: H. G. McDonald and O. Carranza-Castañeda. 2017. Increased xenarthran diversity of the Great American Biotic Interchange: a new genus and species of ground sloth (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Megalonychidae) from the Hemphillian (late Miocene) of Jalisco, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 91(5):1069-1082

Parent taxon: Megalonychidae according to H. G. McDonald and O. Carranza-Castañeda 2017

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, Torcellia, Trematherium, Urumacocnus, Bradypodina

Subtaxa: Zacatzontli tecolotlanensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Mexico (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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