two-toed sloth

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two-toed sloth

 (to͞o′tōd′)
n.
See sloth.
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Noun1.two-toed sloth - a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoottwo-toed sloth - a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot
tree sloth, sloth - any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
Choloepus, genus Choloepus - a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
2.two-toed sloth - relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foottwo-toed sloth - relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foot
tree sloth, sloth - any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
Choloepus, genus Choloepus - a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
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Tooth number and lack of enamel are the only commonalities between the two sloth taxa, as the two-toed sloths display the typical megalonychid condition of a triangular anterior tooth (caniniform) separated from the posterior molariforms by a diastema; a feature lacking in three-toed sloths.
While all of the specimens listed can be identified as megalonychid sloth and can be referred to the genus Megalonyx, only a few specimens can be referred to the species M.
It is the abraded proximal portion of a left humerus, but its relatively gracile morphology (note especially the small deltopectoral crest) indicates it is a megalonychid, not a mylodontid ground sloth (cf.