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Paramylodon harlani Owen 1840 (Harlan's ground sloth)

Mammalia - Tardigrada - Mylodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49881

Alternative combinations: Glossotherium harlani, Megalonyx harlani, Mylodon harlani

Synonyms: Enbradys antiquus Leidy 1853 (no. 415235), Eubradys antiquus Leidy 1853 (no. 46349), Megalonyx potens Leidy 1853 (no. 48031), Mylodon garmani Allen 1913 (no. 48888), Mylodon renidens Cope 1895 (no. 48890), Mylodon sodalis Cope 1878 (no. 48891), Mylodon sulcidens Cope 1895 (no. 48892), Mylodon tenuceps Stock 1917 (no. 48893), Oryctotherium missouriense Harlan 1841 (no. 49455), Oryctotherium oregonense Perkins 1843 (no. 49456), Paramylodon nebrascensis Brown 1903 (no. 49882)

Belongs to Paramylodon according to R. K. McAfee 2009

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Mylodon harlani tenuiceps

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 26.3 x 18.2, M2 26.0 x 34.5, M3 21.6 x 32.3, M4 30.7 x 25.4, m1 27.2 x 28.7, m2 18.3 x 30.7, m3 58.6 x 34.9, femur length 514.3, humerus length 444.9, radius length 282.0, skull 491.2 x 180.0, tibia length 219.4, ulna length 381.2

Estimated body mass: 154.9 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length