Megalonyx leptostomus Cope 1893 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

Synonyms: Megalonyx leptonyx Marsh 1874, Megalonyx rohrmani Gustafson 1978, Megalonyx rohrmanni Gustafson 1978, Morotherium leptonyx Marsh 1874

Belongs to Megalonyx according to H. G. McDonald and V. L. Naples 2007

See also Alroy 2002, Gazin 1935, Gustafson 1978, Hay 1902, Hirschfeld and Webb 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and Marsh 1874

Sister taxa: Megalonyx curvidens, Megalonyx gigas, Megalonyx gracilis, Megalonyx jeffersonii, Megalonyx leidyi, Megalonyx mathisi, Megalonyx obtusidens, Megalonyx validus, Megalonyx wheatleyi

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Florida collections)

• Blancan of United States (18: Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Washington)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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