Eremotherium Spillmann 1948 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megatheriidae

Synonyms: Schaubia Hoffstetter 1949, Schaubitherium Hoffstetter 1950, Xenocnus Paula Couto 1980

Parent taxon: Megatheriinae according to E. Amson et al. 2016

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Cartelle et al. 2008, Cisneros 2005, De Iuliis and Cartelle 1999, Gaudin 1995, Hoffstetter 1952, Hoffstetter 1954, Kurten and Anderson 1980, McDonald and Naples 2007, Paula Couto 1956 and Salles et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Anisodontherium, Megathericulus, Megatheridium, Megatheriops, Megatherium, Pliomegatherium, Proeremotherium, Pyramiodontherium, Urumaquia

Subtaxa: Eremotherium elenense Eremotherium eomigrans Eremotherium laurillardi Eremotherium sefvei

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bolivia (1 collection), Brazil (27), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (5), El Salvador (3), Guatemala (1), Honduras (1), Mexico (2), Nicaragua (1), Panama (4), Peru (8), United States (21: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas), Venezuela (4)

• Blancan of United States (6: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (1)

• Neogene of Nicaragua (1)

Total: 87 collections including 88 occurrences

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