GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF EREMOTHERIUM (XENARTHRA, MEGATHERIIDAE) RECORDS IN MIDWEST BRAZIL
The aim of this article was to present the current fossil record and geographical distribution of Eremotherium in midwest Brazil. The methodology employed here included a bibliographic survey and mapping of specimens. On the last years, new information has been revealed on these ground sloths mainly due to new fossil discoveries in the western region of Goiás and Mato Grosso states. The temporal distribution shows that these records range from the Pliocene to Holocene. This taxon is an important representative of the Brazilian megafauna, and despite its wide Pan-American distribution during the Pliocene-Holocene, there are few known Eremotherium records from this large geographic region of Brazil.