THE LAST MYSTERY OF THE LAST HOPE: ON THE SUPPOSED OCCURRENCE OF “MEGAMYS” (MAMMALIA: RODENTIA) IN CUEVA DEL MILODÓN

Authors

  • Ulyses F.J. Pardiñas
  • Adriana M. Candela

Keywords:

Chile, Dinomyidae, Camelidae, Quaternary

Abstract

We restudy a fragment of femur unhearted from Cueva del Milodón (Late Pleistocene; southern Chile) and originally referred to “a large extinct rodent” or Megamys. We conclude that this material can not be differentiated from a camelid and probably belongs to a form similar to Lama guanicoe. Therefore, we remove Megamys from Late Pleistocene faunal assemblages from southern Chile and the and the necessity to explain the survival of giant dinomyids at high latitudes.

Published

2017-04-17

How to Cite

Pardiñas, U. F., & Candela, A. M. (2017). THE LAST MYSTERY OF THE LAST HOPE: ON THE SUPPOSED OCCURRENCE OF “MEGAMYS” (MAMMALIA: RODENTIA) IN CUEVA DEL MILODÓN. Ameghiniana, 54(2), 247 - 251. Retrieved from https://ameghiniana.org.ar/index.php/ameghiniana/article/view/3043

Issue

Section

Paleontological Notes

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