Tag Archives: Uruguay

Gurneyacris nigrofasciata Liebermann

Black-striped Grasshopper (Gurneyacris nigrofasciata)

The Black-striped Grasshopper was described in 1958; it is known from Argentinia and Uruguay.

The species is bright yellow colored and bears several black longitudinal stripes along the body and the legs.

The Black-striped Grasshopper was last recorded in 1972 and might well be extinct.


edited: 29.01.2024

Catonyx cuvieri Lund

Cuvier’s Ground Sloth (Catonyx cuvieri)

This species was described in 1839 on the basis of fossil remains that were dated to an Late Pleistocene age.

The species survived into the early Holocene era.



[1] Andrea Corona; Daniel Perea; H. Gregory McDonald: Catonyx cuvieri (Xenarthra, Mylodontidae, Scelidotheriinae) from the late Pleistocene of Uruguay, with comments regarding the systematics of the subfamily. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(5): 1214-1225. 2013


edited: 13.08.2022