Urumacocnus Rincon et al. 2018 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

Full reference: A. D. Rincon, A. Solorzano, H. G. McDonald and M. Montellano-Ballesteros. 2018. Two new megalonychid sloths (Mammalia: Xenarthra) from the Urumaco Formation (late Miocene), and their phylogenetic affinities. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

Parent taxon: Megalonychidae according to A. D. Rincon et al. 2018

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, Zacatzontli, Bradypodina

Subtaxa: Urumacocnus urbanii

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Type: Urumacocnus urbanii

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Taparito (Miocene of Venezuela)

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