A new species of glyptodontine (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Glyptodontidae) from the Quaternary of the Eastern Cordillera, Bolivia: phylogeny and palaeobiogeography

  title={A new species of glyptodontine (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Glyptodontidae) from the Quaternary of the Eastern Cordillera, Bolivia: phylogeny and palaeobiogeography},
  author={Francisco Cuadrelli and Alfredo Eduardo Zurita and Pablo Tori{\~n}o and {\'A}ngel R. Mi{\~n}o-Boilini and Daniel Perea and Carlos A. Luna and David D. Gillette and Omar Medina},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={1543 - 1566}
Xenarthrans constitute a relict clade of endemic South American placental mammals with a long evolutionary history starting, at least, in the early Eocene. Within Xenarthra, Glyptodontidae (late Eocene–earliest Holocene) was a conspicuous group of large-sized armoured herbivores. During the Pleistocene (ca. 2.6–0.001 Ma) several genera (e.g. Panochthus and Glyptodon) achieved a remarkable latitudinal distribution in South America, as members of one of the xenarthran groups that participated in… Expand
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