br> Sloths first emerged 50 million years ago and began to spread throughout first South America and then North America, following the Great American Interchange.. Almost 90% of sloth species, including all the ground sloths, went extinct around 10,000 years ago.
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Paleontologists have identified an amazing variety of fossils of at least 23 different kinds and sizes of prehistoric sloths. The largest and grandest of these was the Megatherium, the extinct genus of the family Bradypodidae. This giant stood seven meters tall and weighed seven tons. Megatherium (“giant beast” in Latin) lived. br> Play >>>
Four fun facts about sloths / Boing Boingbr> The Sloth's Evolutionary Secret.. Together, the two- and three-toed flavors of sloth represent a remarkable case of convergent evolution. The distant relationship between the two modern sloth genera – species of two-toed sloth are grouped under Choloepus, and three-toed species under Bradypus – isn't immediately obvious.
Sloth.. Sloths are arboreal mammals noted for slowness of movement and for spending most of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of the tropical rainforests of South America and Central America. The six species are in two families: two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths.
The fossil record is chock-full of ground-dwelling sloths ranging from medium-sized to mammoth (literally). But these days, there are only a few small sloths, and they all live in trees. Researchers reconstructing sloth evolution found that extinct sloths developed large body sizes at an amazing rate. Existing ...
Sloths might be notorious for their leisurely pace of life, but research shows they are no slow coaches when it comes to evolution, gaining over 100kg ever million years.
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