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Neocnus gliriformis Matthew, 1931:4

Cuban rodent-like sloth

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Microcnus gliriformis Matthew, 1931; Cubanocnus gliriformis Matthew, 1931; Neocnus major Arredondo, 1961; Neocnus minor Arredondo, 1961; Neocnus baireiensis Mayo, 1980, Neocnus amplus Arredondo and Arredondo, 1999

 

Conservation Status

Last record: late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Cuba

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

AMNHVP 143453

 

Media

 

 

References

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Aranda, E., Viñola-López, L. W., & Álvarez-Lajonchere, L. (2020). New insights on the quaternary fossil record of Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 102: 102656.

Arredondo, O. y J. de la Cruz. (1982). Hallazgo del desdentado fósil Neocnus gliriformis (Mattew, 1931) (Edentata: Megalonychidae) en la Provincia de Holguín, Cuba. Miscelánea Zoológica, 15: 2-4.

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.

Silva Taboada, G., W. Suárez Duque, and S. Díaz Franco. 2007. Compendio de los mamíferos terrestres autoctónos de Cuba vivientes y extinguidos. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, La Habana, Cuba.

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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