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    Giant ground sloth claw tip


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    • Collected in 1998. Found in a spoil pile left by quarrying activity. Site is now closed and under water.

    Taxonomy

    Ground sloth

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Mammalia
    Order: Pilosa
    Family: Megatheriidae
    Genus: Eremotherium
    Species: E. sp.

    Geological Time Scale

    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Quaternary
    Epoch: Pleistocene
    International Age: Irvingtonian

    Stratigraphy

    Pleistocene sediments

    Provenance

    Collector: Michael Purvis
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    Caloosa Shell quarry
    Hillsborough County
    Florida
    United States

    Comments

    Collected in 1998. Found in a spoil pile left by quarrying activity. Site is now closed and under water.

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