† Ortotherium


Additional Functions


Belong­ing to

Gaeabionta  ⇒ Domäne: Eukaryota  ⇒ Reich: Animalia  ⇒ Mittelreich: Eumetazoa  ⇒ Klade: Triploblastica  ⇒ Klade: Nephrozoa  ⇒ Abzweig: Deuterostomia  ⇒ Stamm: Chordata  ⇒ Unterstamm: Vertebrata  ⇒ Infrastamm: Gnathostomata  ⇒ Superklasse: Tetrapoda  ⇒ Klasse: Mammalia  ⇒ Unterklasse: Theriiformes  ⇒ Infraklasse: Holotheria  ⇒ Superlegion: Trechnotheria  ⇒ Legion: Cladotheria  ⇒ Sublegion: Zatheria  ⇒ Infralegion: Tribosphenida  ⇒ Superkohorte: Theria  ⇒ Kohorte: Placentalia  ⇒ Ordnung: Xenarthra  ⇒ Infraordnung: Pilosa  ⇒ Familie: Megalonychidae

Taxo­nomic seg­ment


This mentioned taxonomy is an attempt to make an conclusive assignment from the different classifications of various scientists. Because the taxonomy may change due to the latest investigative methods and other findings, our map is a guide only.

Name from

Corre­spond­ing author (Name, Year)

Ameghino, 1885

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Lebenszeitraum in Million Jahren (Ma)

Start age: 6.8 Ma - End age: 6.8 Ma

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Motility: actively mobile
Habit: ground dwelling
Environment: terrestrial


Compositon of the remains:


Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Next lower taxonomy level

On the same taxonomic level (siblings) (Count: 40)

Taxonomic assignment (4)

References by PBDB, License: CC BY

  • D. Brandoni, 2013 - Los Tardigrada (Mammalia, Xenarthra) del Mioceno tardío de Entre Ríos Argentina - El Neógeno de la Mesopotamia argentina (14), 135-144 (journal article, Spanish)
  • D. Brandoni, 2011 - The Megalonychidae (Xenarthra, Tardigrada) from the late Miocene of Entre Ríos Province, Argentina, with remarks on their systematics and biogeography - Geobios (44), 33-44 (journal article, English)
  • D. Brandoni, 2010 - On the systematics of Ortotherium Ameghino (Xenarthra, Tardigrada, Megalonychidae) from the 'Conglomerado osífero' (late Miocene) of Argentina - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (30), 975-980 (journal article, English)
  • D. Brandoni, 2008 - Nuevos materiales de Ortotheriinae (Xenarthra, Tardigrada, Megalonychidae) procedentes del "Mesopotamiense" (Mioceno tardio) de Entre Rios - Instituto Superior de Correlacion Geologica (INSUGEO) Serie Miscelanea (17), 11-20 (journal article, Spanish)
  • A. L. Cione, 2000 - Miocene vertebrates from Entre Rios province, eastern Argentina - Serie Correlacion Geologica (14), 191-237 (journal article, English)
  • F. Ameghino, 1885 - Nuevos restos de mamíferos fósiles Oligocenos recogidos por el Profesor Pedro Scalabrini y pertenecientes al Museo Provincial de la ciudad del Parana [New remains of Oligocene fossil mammals collected by Professor Pedro Scalabrini and belonging to the Pro - Boletín de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias (8), 1-205 (journal article, Spanish)