Megalonyx wheatleyi Cope 1871 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

Synonyms: Megalonyx loxodon Cope 1871, Megalonyx scalper Cope 1899, Megalonyx sphenodon Cope 1871, Megalonyx tortulus Cope 1871

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

See also Alroy 2002, Hay 1902, Hirschfeld and Webb 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and Lundelius 1972

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

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (9: California, Florida, Pennsylvania, South Dakota collections)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (1: New Mexico)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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