The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Catonyx cuvieri Lund, 1839



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene



South America












Auler A.S., Piló L.B., Smart P.L., Wang X., Hoffmann D., Richards D.A., Edwards R.L., Neves W.A., Cheng H. 2006 U-series dating and taphonomy of Quaternary vertebrates from Brazilian caves. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 240(3-4), 508-522.

Barbosa, Fernando H. de S. et al. (2019). Articular and vertebral lesions in the Pleistocene sloths (Xenarthra, Folivora) from the Brazilian Intertropical Region. Historical Biology 31(5): 544-558. [Abstract]

Cartelle C., De Iuliis G., Lopes Ferreira R. 2009 Systematic revision of tropical Brazilian Scelidotheriine sloths (Xenarthra, Mylodontoidea). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(2): 555-566.

Corona, Andrea, Perea, Daniel and McDonald, H. Gregory. (2011). First report of Catonyx cuvieri (Xenarthra, Mylodontidae, Scelidotheriinae) from the Late Pleistocene of Uruguay, pp. 791-792. In: Atas Do XXII Congresso Brasileiro de Paleontologia Complemento, Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia, Natal, 23-28 October 2011.

Corona, Andrea, Perea, Daniel and McDonald, H. Gregory. (2013). Catonyx cuvieri (Xenarthra, Mylodontidae, Scelidotheriinae) from the late Pleistocene of Uruguay, with comments regarding the systematics of the subfamily. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(5): 1214-1225. [Abstract]

Dantas, M. A. and Zucon, M. H. (2007). Occurrence of Catonyx cuvieri (Lund, 1839) (Tardigrada, Scelidotheriinae) in the late Pleistocene-Holocene of Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 10: 129-132.

Dantas, Mário André Trindade et al. (2021). Isotopic paleoecology (δ13C) of mesoherbivores from Late Pleistocene of Gruta da Marota, Andaraí, Bahia, Brazil. Historical Biology 33(5): 643-651. [Abstract]

Ghilardi, Aline Marcele et al. (2011). Megafauna from the Late Pleistocene-Holocene deposits of the Upper Ribeira karst area, southeast Brazil. Quaternary International 245: 369-378.

Hubbe, Alex, Hubbe, Mark and Neves, Walter A. (In press). The Brazilian megamastofauna of the Pleistocene/Holocene transition and its relationship with the early human settlement of the continent. Earth-Science Reviews. [Abstract]

Lopes R.P., Pereira J.C. (2010). Fossils of Scelidotheriinae Ameghino, 1904 (Xenarthra, Pilosa) in the Pleistocene deposits of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Gaea, Journal of Geoscience 6: 44-52.

Lopes, Renato Pereira et al. (2021). The Santa Vitória Alloformation: an update on a Pleistocene fossil-rich unit in Southern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Geology 51(1): e2020065.

Varela, Luciano, Tambusso, P. Sebastián, Patiño, Santiago J., Di Giacomo, Mariana and Fariña, Richard A. (2017). Potential Distribution of Fossil Xenarthrans in South America during the Late Pleistocene: co-Occurrence and Provincialism. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. [Abstract]


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