Choloepus Illiger 1811 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Megalonychidae

Alternative spelling: Cholaepus

Full reference: C. Illiger. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium

Parent taxon: Megalonychidae according to T. J. Gaudin 1995

See also Adam 1999 and Gray 1825

Sister taxa: Acratocnus, Ahytherium, Amphihapalops, Amphiocnus, Analcimorphus, Australonyx, Deseadognathus, Diabolotherium, Diheterocnus, Eugeronops, Geronops, Hyperleptus, Mecorhinus, Megalocninae, Megalocnus, Megalonychinae, Megalonychops, Megalonychotherium, Megalonyx, Megistonyx, Meizonyx, Mesocnus, Metopotherinae, Metopotherini, Microcnus, Miocnus, Nothropus, Ocnopodinae, Ortotheriinae, Ortotherium, Paranabradys, Paraplanops, Pattersonocnus, Pliometanastes, Pliomorphus, Protomegalonyx, Pseudhapalops, Torcellia, Trematherium, Urumacocnus, Zacatzontli, Bradypodina

Subtaxa: Choloepus agustinus Choloepus andinus Choloepus capitalis Choloepus didactylus Choloepus hoffmanni

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Panama (1), Peru (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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