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Choloepus didactylus Linnaeus 1758 (Linnaeus's two toed sloth)

Osteichthyes - Tardigrada - Megalonychidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233221

Alternative combination: Bradypus didactylus

Synonyms: Bradypus curi Link 1795 (no. 237245), Bradypus unau Link 1795 (no. 237243), Choloepus braziliensis Fitzinger 1871 (no. 237237), Choloepus curi Link 1795 (no. 237246), Choloepus didactylus columbianus Gray 1871 (no. 237238), Choloepus florenciae Allen 1913 (no. 237194), Choloepus guianensis Fitzinger 1871 (no. 237236), Choloepus napensis Lönnberg 1922 (no. 237239), Choloepus unau Link 1795 (no. 237244)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Choloepus according to P. J. Adam 1999

Sister taxa: Choloepus agustinus, Choloepus andinus, Choloepus capitalis, Choloepus hoffmanni

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 139.5, scapula 54.2 x 55.0, skull 115.0 x 66.0, ulna length 165.5

Estimated body mass: 15.1 kg based on humerus length and ulna length