Could Eremotherium laurillardi (Lund, 1842) (Megatheriidae, Xenarthra) be an Omnivore Species?

Mário André Trindade Dantas, Érica Cavalcante Omena, Jorge Luiz Lopes da Silva, Alcides Sial


We present carbon (δ13Ccollagen = -10.1 ‰) and nitrogen (δ15N = 6.8 ‰) isotopic data for E. laurillardi from Brejo da Madre de Deus, Pernambuco (Brazil) and discuss the possibility of an omnivore diet for it. Our data, although ponctual, reinforce the hypothesis that E. laurillardi was a herbivore species.


Quaternary; Carbon and nitrogen isotopes; Megatheriidae

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