Ground sloth - ROM2004_1028_20


Ground sloth

Geography: Argentina
length=50; width=20; height=36 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderXenarthra
    • FamilyMylodontidae
    • GenusCatonyx
    • SpecificEpithettarijensis
Object number: 1202
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DescriptionA whole variety of herbivorous sloths evolved in South America, when it was isolated from all other continents. The medium-sized mylodonts, such as Catonyx, were the most abundant, judging by their fossil remains. Catonyx had a wide distribution across southern South America; this particular skull was collected in Argentina.
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