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eremothere phalanx
© Harry Pristis 2012

Harry Pristis

This is the medial phalanx from a giant, giant ground sloth, Eremotherium sp.

This is the bone with which a huge claw core articulated (you are seeing the proximal end of the bone). This bone alone weighs 1.75 pounds, but the adult sloth might have weighed three tons.


© Harry Pristis 2012
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