Linnaeus Two-toed sloth Skull

$121.00

All Sloth’s are native to the rainforests of Central and South America. Both species of two-toed sloth, Choloepus hoffmanni and Choloepus didactylus, possess two toes on their fore feet and three toes on their rear.

Description

Linnaeus Two-Toed Sloth Skull Replica measures 4.6 inches. Skull is Male. Linnaeus Two-Toed Sloth Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen, skull is male. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Linnaeus Two-toed sloth or Choloepus didactylus is a heavily built animal with shaggy fur and slow, deliberate movements. The fore feet have only two toes, each ending with long, curved claws. Linnaeus two-toed sloth has a long snout, separate rather than partially fused toes on the forefeet.

The wrist of the Linnaeus two-toed sloth or Choloepus didactylus has developed some specific traits due to their slow, yet acrobatic motions.

These evolved traits include diminution and distal migration of the pisiform bone, with a loss of contact with the ulna; reduction of the distal end of the ulna to a styloid process; and extremely reduced contact between the ulna and triquetral bone.

Linnaeus two-toed sloth or Choloepus didactylus spend most of their time in trees, though they may travel on the ground to move to a new tree.

Though Linnaeus two-toed sloth or Choloepus didactylus also eat fruits and flowers, most of their diets consist of tree leaves. They use their lips to tear off their food and chew with their peg-like teeth which have no enamel and are always growing.

Although they are not true ruminants, Linnaeus two-toed sloth or Choloepus didactylus have three-chambered stomachs. The first two chambers hold symbiotic bacteria to help them digest the cellulose in their fiber rich diets, while only the third chamber contains digestive glands typical of the stomachs of most other mammals.

A sloth may take up to a month to completely digest a meal, and up to two thirds of a sloth’s weight may be the leaves in its digestive system.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 4.6 in
Linnaeus Two-Toed Sloth Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Pilosa
Family: Choloepodidae
Genus: Choloepus
Species: C. didactylus
Binomial name: Choloepus didactylus
Conservation status: Least concerned