Megatherium tarijense Gervais & Ameghino, 1880



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Bolivia & Peru


Biology & Ecology










M. Coltorti, L. Abbazzi, M. P. Ferretti, P. Iacumin, F. Paredes-Rios, M. Pellegrini, P. Pieruccini, M. Rustioni, G. Tito and L. Rook. (2007). Last glacial mammals in South America: a new scenario from the Tarija basin (Bolivia). Naturwissenschaften 94:288-299.

Dantas, Mário A. T., Campbell, Sean Cody and McDonald, H. Gregory. (2023). Paleoecological inferences about the Late Quaternary giant ground sloths from the Americas. Research Square preprint.

De Iuliis G., Pujos F., Tito G. (2009). Systematic and taxonomic revision of the Pleistocene ground sloth Megatherium (Pseudomegatherium) tarijense (Xenarthra: Megatheriidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4), 1244-1251.

Toledo, Néstor, De Iuliis, Gerardo, Vizcaíno, Sergio F. and Bargo, M. Susana. (2017). The Concept of a Pedolateral Pes Revisited: The Giant Sloths Megatherium and Eremotherium (Xenarthra, Folivora, Megatheriinae) as a Case Study. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. [Abstract]


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