Chlamyphoridae

Chlamyphoridae is a family of cingulate mammals. While glyptodonts have traditionally been considered stem-group cingulates outside the group that contains modern armadillos, there had been speculation that the extant family Dasypodidae could be paraphyletic based on morphological evidence.[1][2][3][4] In 2016, an analysis of Doedicurus mtDNA found it was, in fact, nested within the modern armadillos as the sister group of a clade consisting of Chlamyphorinae and Tolypeutinae.[5][6] For this reason, all armadillos but Dasypus were relocated to a new family.

Chlamyphoridae
Temporal range: Middle Eocene to present
Chlamyphorus truncatus - Naturmuseum Senckenberg - DSC02081.JPG
Taxiderm pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus)
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Illustration of a skeleton of Doedicurus clavicaudatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Chlamyphoridae
Bonaparte, 1850
Subfamilies

ClassificationEdit

Below is a taxonomy of the extant species of armadillos in this family.

Family Chlamyphoridae

Cladogram after the analysis of Delsuc et al., 2016:[5]

Chlamyphoridae
Euphractinae

Euphractus sexcinctus

Chaetophractus villosus

Zaedyus pichiy

Chaetophractus vellerosus

Glyptodontinae

Chlamyphorinae

Chlamyphorus truncatus

Calyptophractus retusus

Tolypeutinae

Priodontes maximus

Tolypeutes tricinctus

Tolypeutes matacus

Cabassous tatouay

Cabassous chacoensis

Cabassous centralis

Cabassous unicinctus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Simpson, G. G. (1945). The principles of classification and a classification of mammals. Bull. Amer. Museum Nat. History., 85.
  2. ^ Grassé, P. P. (1955). "Ordre des édentés". Traité de zoologie. 17 (2): 1182–1246.
  3. ^ Engelmann, G. F. (1985). The phylogeny of the Xenarthra. The evolution and ecology of armadillos, sloths, and vermilinguas. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 51-64.
  4. ^ Wible, J. R. (2006). 6 The Phylogeny of Living and Extinct Armadillos (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Cingulata): A Craniodental Analysis. Amniote Paleobiology: Perspectives on the Evolution of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles: University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 153-198.
  5. ^ a b Delsuc, F.; Gibb, G. C.; Kuch, M.; Billet, G.; Hautier, L.; Southon, J.; Rouillard, J.-M.; Fernicola, J. C.; Vizcaíno, S. F.; MacPhee, R. D. E.; Poinar, H. N. (2016-02-22). "The phylogenetic affinities of the extinct glyptodonts". Current Biology. 26 (4): R155–R156. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.039. PMID 26906483.
  6. ^ Gillian C. Gibb; Fabien L. Condamine; Melanie Kuch; Jacob Enk; Nadia Moraes-Barros; Mariella Superina; Hendrik N. Poinar; Frédéric Delsuc (2016). "Shotgun Mitogenomics Provides a Reference Phylogenetic Framework and Timescale for Living Xenarthrans". Molecular Biology and Evolution. 33: 621–642. doi:10.1093/molbev/msv250. PMC 4760074. PMID 26556496.