The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Megatherium tarijense Gervais & Ameghino, 1880



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene



Bolivia & Peru












M. Coltorti, L. Abbazzi, M. P. Ferretti, P. Iacumin, F. Paredes-Rios, M. Pellegrini, P. Pieruccini, M. Rustioni, G. Tito and L. Rook. (2007). Last glacial mammals in South America: a new scenario from the Tarija basin (Bolivia). Naturwissenschaften 94:288-299.

De Iuliis G., Pujos F., Tito G. 2009 Systematic and taxonomic revision of the Pleistocene ground sloth Megatherium (Pseudomegatherium) tarijense (Xenarthra: Megatheriidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4), 1244-1251.

Toledo, Néstor, De Iuliis, Gerardo, Vizcaíno, Sergio F. and Bargo, M. Susana. (2017). The Concept of a Pedolateral Pes Revisited: The Giant Sloths Megatherium and Eremotherium (Xenarthra, Folivora, Megatheriinae) as a Case Study. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. [Abstract]


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