Ice Age Giant Ground Sloth Tooth Molar

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Description:


Common Name:  Fossil Giant Ground Sloth Tooth Molar
Genus/Species:  Megalonyx jeffersonii
Age:                     2.4 Million - 11,000 Years old
Period:                Pleistocene
Formation:          Alachua
Location:            Taylor County, Florida, USA


This is a Prehistoric Ice Age Giant Ground Sloth Fossil Tooth or Molar. The tooth is black in color with a natural gloss. This is an outstanding tooth with a well defined chewing surface. Some wear with bottom part of tooth worn down. Classic Megalonyx tooth molar. Actual Specimen Pictured, no repairs or restorations, & Guaranteed Authentic. This is a fine example of an extinct mammal that is part of the Pleistocene Megafauna of Florida.


This Prehistoric Ground Sloth had a height of 10ft. (3M). Bear-like in size, with long hair, it fed on a herbivores diet of twigs, shrubs and leaves. This megafauna mammal lived in moist forests. It had a wide and strong tail to give it support when reaching for taller branches while foraging for food. Its teeth may have been designed to strip leaves off of trees and it’s very large and long claws were used for digging tubers.

Jeffersons Ground Sloth was widely distributed in North America, reaching as far as Alaska. They migrated from Central America during the Miocene Period to Florida. They were a distant relative of today’s 2-3 foot tree sloths that lives in South America. No one is sure if these Giant Ground Sloths moved as slowly as their modern cousins do.


Size:  .79" W x 2" L x .57" Thickness



Price: out of stock  
Item #: SLOTH011  

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