Arctotherium wingei Ameghino, 1902



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Bolivia, Brazil & Venezuela


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MACN 1453, from Tarija Valley, Bolivia






M. Boule and A. Thevenin. 1920. Mammiféres fossiles de Tarija.

Dantas, Mário A. T. (2022). Estimating the body mass of the Late Pleistocene megafauna from the South America Intertropical Region and a new regression to estimate the body mass of extinct xenarthrans. Journal of South American Earth Sciences.

Dantas, Mário André Trindade et al. (2021). Isotopic palaeoecology (δ13C) of three faunivores from Late Pleistocene of the Brazilian intertropical region. Historical Biology 34(3): 507-514.

Dantas, Mário André Trindade et al. (2022). Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758) from the late Pleistocene of Brazilian Intertropical Region: taxonomy, habitat, isotopic diet composition, and isotopic niche overlap with extinct faunivores. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 113: 103666.

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.

García López D.A., Ortiz P.E., Jaén M.C.M., Moyano M.S. 2008 First record of Arctotherium (Ursidae, Tremarctinae) in Northwestern Argentina and its paleobiogeographic significance. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28(4), 1232-1237.

Soibelzon, L. H. (2004). Revisión sistemática de los Tremarctinae (Carnivora, Ursidae) fósiles de America del Sur. Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales 6(1): 107-133.

Soibelzon, Leopoldo H. and Rincón, Ascanio D. (2007). The fossil record of the short-faced bears (Ursidae, Tremarctinae) from Venezuela. Systematic, biogeographic, and paleoecological implications. N. Jb. Geol. Palaont. Abh. 244(3):287-298.

Soibelzon L. H., Tonni E. P. and Bond M. (2005). The fossil record of South American short-faced bears (Ursidae, Tremarctinae). Journal of South American Earth Sciences 20(1-2): 105-113.


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