INVESTIGADORES
TOMASSINI Rodrigo Leandro
artículos
Título:
Chlamydophractus , new name for Chlamyphractus Barasoain et al., 2020 (Xenarthra, Chlamyphorinae), non Chlamyphractus Castellanos, 1940 (Xenarthra, Glyptodontidae)
Autor/es:
BARASOAIN, DANIEL; TOMASSINI, RODRIGO L.; ZURITA, ALFREDO E.; MONTALVO, CLAUDIA I.; SUPERINA, MARIELLA
Revista:
JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY
Editorial:
SOC VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY
Referencias:
Año: 2020 vol. 40
ISSN:
0272-4634
Resumen:
Recently, Barasoain et al. (2020) described a new genus and species of a chlamyphorine (Cingulata, Chlamyphoridae), Chlamyphractus dimartinoi, from the late Miocene of southwestern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. This finding represents the first fossil record of a ?fairy armadillo?. However, the generic name proposed by the authors had previously been used to nominate a fossil glyptodont (Cingulata, Glyptodontidae), Chlamyphractus Castellanos, 1940. The name Chlamyphractus Castellanos, 1940 was mentioned in several studies (Fernicola, 2008; González Ruiz et al., 2017; and references therein). Although, some authors consider this genus as a nomen dubium (e.g. Scillato-Yané et al., 2013; González Ruiz et al., 2017), the name is still available (Neave, 2004:51, vol. 5). In this context, it is necessary to propose a new name as substitute for Chlamyphractus Barasoain et al., 2020. Here, we propose Chlamydophractus gen. nov., with the type species Chlamyphractus dimartinoi Barasoain et al., 2020 resulting in the new combination Chlamydophractus dimartinoi (Barasoain et al., 2020).