Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic superorder within the infraclass Eutheria — the anteaters, sloths, armadillos, glyptodonts, and pampatheriids.

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  • noun armadillos; American anteaters; sloths

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek ξένος (xénos, "foreign, alien") + ἄρθρον (árthron, "joint").

Examples

  • I read, first "The aquatic sloth Thalassocnus (Mammalia, Xenarthra) from the Late Miocene of North-Central Chile: biogeographic and ecological implications," and then went back to the long-neglected Victorians and the Prehistoric: Tracks to a Lost World.

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  • The youngest species of the aquatic sloth Thalassocnus and a reassessment of the relationships of the nothrothere sloths (Mammalia: Xenarthra).

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  • Tail blow energy and carapace fractures in a large glyptodont (Mammalia, Xenarthra).

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  • All orders are labelled and major lineages are coloured as follows: black, Monotremata; orange, Marsupialia; blue, Afrotheria; yellow, Xenarthra; green, Laurasiatheria; and red, Euarchontoglires.

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  • All orders are labelled and major lineages are coloured as follows: black, Monotremata; orange, Marsupialia; blue, Afrotheria; yellow, Xenarthra; green, Laurasiatheria; and red, Euarchontoglires.

    The Panda's Thumb: March 2007 Archives

  • Molecular systematics of armadillos (Xenarthra, Dasypodidae): contribution of maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses of mitochondrial and nuclear genes.

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  • Neocortical neuron types in Xenarthra and Afrotheria: implications for brain evolution in mammals Paleoneurology: Neurodegenerative diseases are age-related diseases of specific brain regions recently developed by homo sapiens Glossogeny and phylogeny: cultural evolution meets genetic evolution

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