Late Pleistocene Rancholabrean.
LACMNH Page Museum replica.
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Paramylodon harlai Harlan's Ground Sloth Skull cast replica.
Paramylodon is an extinct genus of ground sloth known from North America deposits in Mexico and the United States. Currently there is just one recognized species, P. harlani, that is commonly referred to as Harlan's ground sloth in honor of American paleontologist Dr. Richard Harlan who first discovered and described a lower jaw in 1835. Paramylodon exhibits an interesting character of having had dermal ossicles, small bones embedded in the skin. This would have provided an interesting degree of protection to the animal, and this character is also shared by the South American Mylodon.
Sloth skeleton cast replica skeleton. Cast in Polyurathane from an original fossil,from Late Pleistocene Rancho La Brea LACMNH license.
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Superorder: Xenarthra, Order: Pilosa, Family: Mylodontidae, Subfamily: Mylodontinae, Genus: Paramylodon, (Brown, 1903)
Species: P. harlani