tree sloth

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Noun1.tree sloth - any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central Americatree 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
edentate - primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
Bradypodidae, family Bradypodidae - a family of edentates comprising the true sloths
Bradypus tridactylus, three-toed sloth, ai - a sloth that has three long claws on each forefoot and each hindfoot
Choloepus didactylus, two-toed sloth, unai, unau - relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foot
Choloepus hoffmanni, two-toed sloth, unai, unau - a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot
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Its nearest living relative is the three-toed tree sloth - which is tiny by comparison.
Here we present the first examples of supernumerary teeth in the dentition of members of the extant tree sloth genus Choloepus.
He has tweeted more than 3,500 times, tersely but often, about sleepless nights (caused by wind - as in the weather), tedious drives, overturned vans on the M5 and interestingly the prospects on Friday of Irish Jugger, whom he is trucking 154 miles to Wolverhampton for his sole ride of the night in the classified stakes at 7.20 - a level of dedication that makes Coleman look like an arboreal resident of the rainforest (that's a tree sloth to you).
The 0-60mph time of over 17 seconds might find it hard to compete with a giant three-toed tree sloth, but the Matiz driver will rarely venture above 30mph.
It indicates that Neomylodon was more closely related to today's two-toed tree sloth than to the modern three-toed tree sloth and that it was only a distant cousin of anteaters and opossums.
North and South America were home to dozens of species of ( huge sloths , dubbed "ground sloths" - as compared to the "tree sloths" of today.
It is older than tree sloths, alligators, whale sharks, and bees.