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Choloepus hoffmanni (Pilosa: Megalonychidae)

Virginia Hayssen
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/873.1 37-55 First published online: 28 March 2011


Choloepus hoffmanni Peters, 1858 (Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth) is 1 of 2 extant two-toed sloths. A high-canopy folivore, C. hoffmanni has a disjunct range with a northern population in Central America and northern South America and a southern population in South America. C. hoffmanni is listed as “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources because of its wide distribution.

Key words
  • commensal
  • Edentata
  • edentate
  • folivory
  • sloth
  • South America
  • Xenarthra