Fossil record of “edentates” outside South America [Nálezy fosilních “chudozubých” mimo Jižní Ameriku]
|Citation||STORCH, Gerhard. Fossil record of “edentates” outside South America [Nálezy fosilních “chudozubých” mimo Jižní Ameriku]. Lynx, new series. Prague: National Museum, 2001, 32(1), 355–362. DOI: https://doi.org/. ISSN 0024-7774 (print), 1804-6460 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/lns/32-1/fossil-record-of-edentates-outside-south-america-nalezy-fosilnich-chudozubych-mimo-jizni-ameriku|
The topics of interrelationships among Xenarthra, Pholidota, Palaeanodonta, Ernanodonta, Eomanis and Eurotamandua is discussed in respect to the Old World fossil record. Ernanodonta is enigmatic and strikingly resembles sloths in some details. Pholidota and Palaeanodonta appear to be closely related and Eomanis appears to show transitional characters. Eurotamandua exhibits many vermilinguan autapomorphies but lacks others. It is more similar to Eomanis than extant anteaters and pangolins are to each other. A common ancestry of Xenarthra, Pholidota, and Palaeanodonta is supported.