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Megalocnus zile MacPhee, White & Woods, 2000:7

Large Ile Tortue sloth

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Megalocuus sp. (lapsus calami) (Miller, 1922)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Quaternary

 

Distribution

Hispaniola

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: UF 169930 ("scapula, left side")

Type locality: "Trou Gallery, Îlede la Tortue, Département du Nord-Ouest,Haiti"

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

MacPhee, R. D. E., White, Jennifer L. and Woods, Charles A. (2000). New Megalonychid Sloths (Phyllophaga, Xenarthra) from the Quaternary of Hispaniola. American Museum Novitates, No. 3303, 32 pp.

 

Other references:

Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Mancina, Carlos A., Woods, Charles A. and Kilpatrick, C. William. (2012). Checklist: Updated Checklist of Endemic Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies, pp. 389-415. In: Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Woods, Charles A. and Sergile, F. E. (eds.). Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies: Contributions. Gainesville, Florida: Florida Museum of Natural History and Wacahoota Press. 482 pp.

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. and MacPhee, R. D. E. (2001). The Sloths of the West Indies: A Systematic and Phylogenetic Review, pp. 201-236. In: Woods, C. A. and Sergile, F. E. Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and Perspectives. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

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