First fossil skull of an anteater (Vermilingua, Myrmecophagidae) from northern South America, a taxonomic reassessment of Neotamandua and a discussion of the myrmecophagid diversification

@article{JimnezLara2019FirstFS,
  title={First fossil skull of an anteater (Vermilingua, Myrmecophagidae) from northern South America, a taxonomic reassessment of Neotamandua and a discussion of the myrmecophagid diversification},
  author={Kevin Jim{\'e}nez-Lara and J. Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2019}
}
  • Kevin Jiménez-Lara, J. González
  • Published 2019
  • Geography, Biology
  • bioRxiv
  • The evolutionary history of the South American anteaters, Vermilingua, is incompletely known as consequence of the fragmentary and geographically biased nature of the fossil record of this group. The only record of a nominal extinct species for northern South America is Neotamandua borealis, from the Middle Miocene of La Venta area, southwestern Colombia (Hirschfeld 1976). A new genus and species of myrmecophagid for La Venta is described here from a new partial skull. Additionally, the… CONTINUE READING

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