Xenarthra

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Xenarthra

[zə′när·thrə]
(vertebrate zoology)
A suborder of mammals in the order Edentata including sloths, anteaters, and related forms; posterior vertebrae have extra articular facets and vertebrae in the hip, and shoulder regions tend to be fused.
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Molecular phylogeny of living xenarthrans and the impact of character and taxon sampling on the placental tree rooting.
Influence of Tertiary paleoenvironmental changes on the diversification of South American mammals: a relaxed molecular clock study within xenarthrans. BMC Evolutionary Biology 4:1-11.
128-156, en: Mammals of South America, Volume 1: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews and Bats.
dirus and glyptodont-pampathere xenarthrans (Mead et al., 2007) is shared with the locality at Cedazo, Aguascalientes (Mooser and Dalquest, 1975).
With the nature of the dense bony armor that glyptodonts and pampatheres share, it would be unlikely that the dire wolf would have pursued adult, armored, cingulate xenarthrans as prey.