pale-throated sloth, pale-throated three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)
Description Bradypus tridactylus
English: A Pale-throated sloth in Parque del Este, Caracas, Venezuela.
Date 20 April 2013, 12:26
Source Pale-throated sloth | Perezoso de tres dedos (Bradypus tridactylus)
Author Fernando Flores
The pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) is a species of three-toed sloth that inhabits tropical rainforests in northern South America. It is similar in appearance to, and often confused with, the brown-throated sloth, which has a much wider distribution. Genetic evidence has been interpreted to suggest the two species diverged only around 400,000 years ago, although the most recent evidence indicates the split was closer to 6 million years. Superorder: Xenarthra, Order: Pilosa, Suborder: Folivora, Family: Bradypodidae, Genus: Bradypus, Species: Bradypus tridactylus Linnaeus, 1758.