Eremotherium laurillardi (Lund, ) (Xenarthra, Megatheriinae) is the only valid megatheriine sloth species in the Pleistocene of intertropical Brazil: A. Eremotherium laurillardi, Sloth skeleton. Contact The Charleston Museum for image use and credit instructions. Description: Miscellaneous skeletal elements. Eremotherium laurillardi, Sloth skeleton. Sample Image For image contact the Natural History Curator. Contact The Charleston Museum for image use and credit.

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Amazingly, the fishing in coastal Georgiayears ago would have resulted in the same species typically caught from a modern day pier—sharp-nosed sharks, stingrays, moray eels, sheepshead, black drum, toad fish, and puffers. Eremotherium laurillardi Uploaded by FunkMonk.

View all coordinates using: Views Read Edit View history. There was a genus of South America ground sloths that did gradually evolve into an increasingly aquatic existence.

Vertebrate Paleontology Collection Object Name: Collared peccaries were only identified from the Florida Pleistocene within the last few years.

Ground Sloths Object Id: Giant ground sloth – replica cast of ayear old skeleton found Daytona Beach, Florida. The sigmodontine rodents cotton rat, rice rat, wood rat, and old field mouse were present but less common. Miscellaneous skeletal elements associated with sloth remains.

Many eremktherium of South American and Central American birds also extended their range north in Sangamonian times. Perhaps the most mysterious mammal to have lived in Georgiayears ago was a small cat. Eremotherium primarily ate leaves and twigs.


But over the past 10, years, a warm climatic phase that has lasted quite a while, meadow voles did not enjoy the benefits of a sudden shift to cold climate in the south and have mostly disappeared from the region. A jaw bone of this species was found at this site but not enough skeletal material has been found to determine what species this cat was.

efemotherium Historic Textiles Gallery In the Historic Textiles Gallery, the Museum features regularly rotating exhibits from its rich historic textiles and clothing collection, one of the finest in the southeastern United States. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Additional vertebrate material and samples of mollusk fauna overlying the sloth bed were found with this specimen as well.

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The fossil site was discovered in the early s during construction of a boat pier. The following other wikis use this file: However, specimens of long-nosed peccary, bison, horse, tapir, and mastodon have been found here, showing they did share the environment with deer.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. See my reasoning in a blog entry from my April archives. Vertebrate fossils of Pleistocene age have been collected from this river. Size comparison between Eremotherium laurillardi and a man Eremotherium primarily ate leaves and twigs.


Eremotherium laurillardi, Sloth vertebra. They did continue to live in South America until 10, BP when hunting Indians likely drove them to extinction. It seems that this cat should be able to survive in Florida today. Cypress swamps grew as far north as Illinois, alligators swam in rivers flowing through what today is Missouri, and giant tortoises roamed the ridge and valley region of the southern Appalachians.

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Ten Mile Hill Collection: PV Subjects Mammals Sloth. Vertebrate Paleontology Collection Object Name: Cold climate eventually drove them from what lauillardi now Georgia, but they persisted in Florida until maybe 30, BP when the beginning of the LGM became too cold for them even there. Was it climate or paleo-Indian desire for spotted coats that restricted this species to isolated jungles? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Historic Textiles Gallery In ersmotherium Historic Textiles Gallery, the Museum features regularly rotating exhibits from its rich historic textiles and clothing collection, one of the finest in the southeastern United States.