Lestodon armatus Gervais, 1855

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene or Holocene

 

Distribution

Brazil

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Brambilla, Luciano and Ibarra, Damián A. (2018). The occipital region of late Pleistocene Mylodontidae of Argentina. Boletín del Instituto de Fisiografía y Geología 88: @-@.

Richard A. Fariña, P. Sebastián Tambusso, Luciano Varela, Ada Czerwonogora, Mariana Di Giacomo, Marcos Musso, Roberto Bracco and Andrés Gascue. (2014). Arroyo del Vizcaíno, Uruguay: a fossil-rich 30-ka-old megafaunal locality with cut-marked bones. Proc. R. Soc. B 281(1774): 20132211.

Fariña, Richard A., Vizcaíno, Sergio F. and Bargo, María S. (1998). Body mass estimations in Lujanian (late Pleistocene-Holocene of South America) mammal megafauna. Mastozoología Neotropical 5(2): 87-108.

Gallo, V. et al. (2013). Distributional patterns of herbivore megamammals during the Late Pleistocene of South America. An. Acad. Bras. Ciênc. 85(2): 533-546.

Ghilardi, Aline Marcele, Fernandes, M. A. and Bichuette, M. E. (2011). Megafauna from the Late Pleistocene-Holocene deposits of the Upper Ribeira karst area, southeast Brazil. Quaternary International 245(2): 369-378.

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.

Nami, Hugo G. et al. (2020). A Fossil Bone of a Giant Ground Sloth from the Last Millennium of the Pleistocene: New Data from Salto Department, Uruguay. Archaeological Discovery 8(4): 295-310. doi: 10.4236/ad.2020.84017

Patiño, Santiago et al. (2021). Finite element and morphological analysis in extant mammals’ claws and quaternary sloths’ ungual phalanges. Historical Biology 33(6): 857-867. [Abstract]

Smith F.A., Lyons S.K., Ernest S.K.M., Jones K.E., Kaufman D.M., Dayan T., Marquet P.A., Brown J.H., Haskell J.P. 2003 Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84(12), 3403-3403.

Tambusso, P. Sebastián, McDonald, H. Gregory and Fariña, Richard A. (2015). Description of the stylohyal boneof a giant sloth (Lestodon armatus). Palaeontologia Electronica 18.1.19A: 1-10.

Tomassini, Rodrigo L. et al. (2020). Gregariousness in the giant sloth Lestodon (Xenarthra): multi-proxy approach of a bonebed from the Last Maximum Glacial of Argentine Pampas. Scientific Reports 10: 10955.

Ubilla M., Perea D., Goso Aguilar C., Lorenzo N. 2004 Late Pleistocene vertebrates from northern Uruguay: tools for biostratigraphic, climatic and environmental reconstruction. Quaternary International 114(1), 129-142.

Varela, Luciano and Fariña, Richard A. (2016). Co-occurrence of mylodontid sloths and insights on their potential distributions during the late Pleistocene. Quaternary Research 85(1): 66-74. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2015.11.009 [Abstract]

Varela, Luciano, McDonald, H. Gregory and Fariña, Richard A. (2021). Sexual dimorphism in the fossil ground sloth Lestodon armatus (Xenarthra, Folivora). Historical Biology. https://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2021.1933470 [Abstract]

Varela, L., Tambusso, P. S., Fariña, R. A. (2020). Unexpected inhibitory cascade in the molariforms of sloths (Folivora,
Xenarthra): a case study in xenarthrans honouring Gerhard Storch’s open-mindedness. Fossil Imprint, 76(1): 1-16, Praha. ISSN 2533-4050 (print), ISSN 2533-4069 (online).

Varela, Luciano, Tambusso, P. Sebastián, Patiño, Santiago J., Di Giacomo, Mariana and Fariña, Richard A. (2017). Potential Distribution of Fossil Xenarthrans in South America during the Late Pleistocene: co-Occurrence and Provincialism. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. [Abstract]

Vargas-Peixoto, Dilson et al. (2021). A new record of Lestodon armatus Gervais 1855 (Xenarthra, Mylodontidae) from the Quaternary of southern Brazil and remarks on its postcranial anatomy. Historical Biology 33(2): 159-175. [Abstract]

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