Ecuadorean Ground Sloth : Sloth-like mammal of South America.
Length, 10 feet. Long hair. Long, horselike snout.
Can stand on hind legs but walks on all fours.
Caves. Browses on vegetation.
Only one report from Ecuador in the 1980s.
A surviving Giant ground sloth (Megatherium), which could walk either bipedally or quadrupedally. This sloth was a large-bodied browser that lived in South America from the Late Pliocene to the Pleistocene, 1.9 million–8,000 years ago.
- “Giant Ground Sloth Survival Proposed Anew,” ISC Newsletter 12, no. 1 (1993– 1996): 1–5.