Saturday, March 1, 2008
My Friend, The Giant Ground Sloth
Megatherium ("Great Beast") was a genus of elephant-sized ground sloths that lived from 2 million to 8,000 years ago. A related genus was Nothrotheriops, which were primarily bear-sized ground sloths. The rhinoceros-sized Promegatherium is suggested to be the ancestor of Megatherium.