Eremotherium Laurillardi Giant Ground Sloth Skeleton


Eremotherium Laurillardi Giant Ground Sloth Skeleton Museum quality polyurethane resins, made in the USA. Measures 13 feet tall or 4m. Daytona Beach Late Pleistocene.  Skeleton requires crating for shipping which is included in price. Please call 509-951-3557 for shipping quote.

Eremotherium is an extinct genus of ground sloth of the family Megatheriidae, endemic to North America and South America during the Pleistocene epoch. It lived from 4.9 million years ago — 11,000 years ago existing for approximately 4.889 million years ago. Fossils have been uncovered from Volusia County, Florida, Chatham County, Georgia; Berkeley County, South Carolina; Espirito Santo; and Pedra Preta, Brazil; Tarapoto, Peru (giant form); Rio Canas, Ecuador.

E. laurillardi, sometimes called the Panamerican ground sloth, was named by Lund (1842). It was previously considered a nomen dubium by Hoffstetter (1952), Gazin (1957) and Paula Couto (1979); it was recombined as Eremotherium laurillardi by Hoffstetter (1954), Cartelle and Bohorquez (1982), Cartelle and De Iuliis (1995) and Hulbert and Pratt (1998). Fossil distribution was from the southern U.S. to Brazil. It lived from 780,000—11,000 years ago (0.769 million years)


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Dimensions 156 in
Eremotherium Laurillardi Giant Ground Sloth Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Superorder: Xenarthra
Order: Pilosa
Family: †Megatheriidae
Subfamily: †Megatherinae
Tribe: †Megatheriini
Subtribe: †Megatheriina
Genus: †Eremotherium
Conservation Status: Extinct -Extinction is the termination of a kind of organism or of a group of kinds (taxon), usually a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species.


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