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Acratocnus simorhynchus Rega, McFarlane, Lundberg & Christenson, 2002:14

Hispaniolan snub-nosed sloth, Dominican flat-nosed sloth

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: c. 19,500 BC

 

Distribution

Dominican Republic, Hispaniola

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: ALF 7194

Type locality: "Cueva del Perezoso, Jaragua National Park, Pedernales Province, Dominican Republic (UTM 88498N 9938E)"

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Elizabeth Rega, Donald A. McFarlane, Joyce Lundberg & Keith Christenson. (2002). A new megalonychid sloth from the late Wisconsinan of the Dominican Republic. Caribbean Journal of Science 38(1-2): 11-19.

 

Other references:

Gaudin, T. (2004). Phylogenetic relationships among sloths (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Tardigrada): the craniodental evidence. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 140, 255-305.

White, J.L. & MacPhee, R.D.E. 2001 The sloths of the West Indies: a systematic and phylogenetic review. In Biogeography of the West Indies: patterns and perspectives (ed. C.A. Woods & F.E. Sergile), pp. 201-236. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

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