Macraucheniidae


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Macraucheniidae

[‚ma‚krȯ·kə′nī·ə‚dē]
(paleontology)
A family of extinct herbivorous mammals in the order Litopterna; members were proportioned much as camels are, and eventually lost the vertebral arterial canal of the cervical vertebrae.
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That is the case of the Glyptodontidae, Megalonychidae, Mylodontidae and Megatheriidae within the xenarthrans; to which the "native ungulates" must be added, with high diversification of lineages during the Paleogene and part of the Neogene, and whose last representatives (Litopterna Macraucheniidae and Notoungulata Toxodontidae) took part in this large extinction.