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Title: Comparative skull osteology of Oreomylodon wegneri (Xenarthra, Mylodontinae): defining the taxonomic status of the Ecuadorian endemic mylodontid
Authors: Román-Carrión, José L.
Brambilla, Luciano
Keywords: COMPARATIVE
XENARTHRA
TAXONOMIC
ENDEMIC MYLODONTID
ECUADORIAN
Issue Date: 13-Dec-2019
Publisher: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Citation: Román-Carrión, J. L. y L. Brambilla, 2019. Comparative skull osteology of Oreomylodon wegneri (Xenarthra, Mylodontinae): defining the taxonomic status of the Ecuadorian endemic mylodontid. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 39 (4): 1-15.
Series/Report no.: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology;39 (4)
Abstract: The diversity reached by the mylodontids during the Pleistocene has been underestimated in the past. Oreomylodon wegneri, the endemic mylodontid of Ecuador, has been considered both a species of Glossotherium and a synonym of Glossotherium robustum. In this work, we provide a detailed description of abundant O. wegneri material and compare it with material of G. robustum from Argentina and other mylodontids. The study presented here shows that O. wegneri was a mylodontid with a singular cranial morphology, especially in the palate and nasal region and is possibly closer evolutionarily to Paramylodon harlani than to the more southern G. robustum.
URI: http://bibdigital.epn.edu.ec/handle/15000/20805
ISSN: 1937-2809
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