The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Diabolotherium nordenskioldi Pujos, Iuliis, Argot & Werdelin, 2007



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene (Holocene?)















Original scientific description:

Pujos, F., De Iuliis, G., Argot, C. and Werdelin, L. (2007). A peculiar climbing Megalonychidae from the Pleistocene of Peru and its implication for sloth history. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 149: 179-235. [Abstract]


Other references:

Bruce J. Shockey, Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi, Patrice Baby, Jean-Loup Guyot, María Cristina Baltazar, Luis Huamán, Andrew Clack, Marcelo Stucchi, François Pujos, Jenna María Emerson, and John J. Flynn. (2009). New Pleistocene cave faunas of the Andes of central Perú: radiocarbon ages and the survival of low latitude, Pleistocene DNA. Palaeontologia Electronica 12.3.15A. 15 pp.


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