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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Pilosa
Subordo: Folivora
Familia: †Orophodontidae
Genera: Octomylodon


Octomylodon is an extinct genus of actively mobile ground sloth of the family Mylodontidae living during the Miocene-Pleistocene. The family Mylodontidae lived in North America and South America from 23 mya—11,000 years ago, existing for approximately 22.89 million years.[1]


Octomylodon was assigned to Mylodontidae by Carroll (1988).[2]


1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Octomylodon, basic info
2. ^ R. L. Carroll. 1988. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York 1-698

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