†family Mylodontidae Ameghino 1889 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Mylodontidae

Parent taxon: Mylodontoidea according to B. J. Shockey and F. Anaya 2011

See also Carroll 1988, Frailey 1986, Gaudin 1995, Hay 1902, Kramarz et al. 2010, Kurten and Anderson 1980, MacFadden et al. 1993, McDonald and Naples 2007, Paula Couto 1956 and Villarroel 2000

Sister taxon: Eionaletherium

Subtaxa: Baraguatherium Chubutherium Lestodontinae Lestodontini Mirandabradys Mylodontinae Nematheriinae Nematherium Octodontobradys Orophodon Pseudoprepotherium Scelidotheridium Scelidotheriinae Urumacotheriinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (42 collections), Bolivia (11), Brazil (19), Canada (1: Alberta), Chile (9), Ecuador (17), Guatemala (1), Mexico (6), Panama (1), Paraguay (3), Peru (14), United States (92: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington), Uruguay (2), Venezuela (2)

• Blancan of Mexico (4), United States (23: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Pliocene of Argentina (13), Bolivia (4), Colombia (1), United States (1: Texas), Venezuela (2)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (7), Bolivia (4), Uruguay (1)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1), Mexico (2), United States (7: Florida, Nebraska, Texas)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Argentina (1)

• Neogene of Uruguay (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (30), Bolivia (1), Brazil (4), Chile (3), Colombia (67), Peru (5), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (6)

• Deseadan of Argentina (2), Bolivia (3), Uruguay (1)

• Oligocene of Peru (1)

Total: 416 collections including 529 occurrences

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