Pliometanastes protistus Hirschfeld and Webb 1968 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

Full reference: S. E. Hirschfeld and S. D. Webb. 1968. Plio-Pleistocene Megalonychid Sloths of North America. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 12(5)

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

See also Hirschfeld and Webb 1968

Sister taxon: Pliometanastes galushai

Type specimen: Its type locality is McGehee Farm, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Alachua Formation of Florida

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1 collection), United States (6: California, Florida, Texas)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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