Diabolotherium nordenskioldi Pujos, Iuliis, Argot & Werdelin, 2007



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene (Holocene?)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pujos, F., De Iuliis, G., Argot, C. and Werdelin, L. (2007). A peculiar climbing Megalonychidae from the Pleistocene of Peru and its implication for sloth history. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 149: 179-235. [Abstract]


Other references:

Bruce J. Shockey, Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi, Patrice Baby, Jean-Loup Guyot, María Cristina Baltazar, Luis Huamán, Andrew Clack, Marcelo Stucchi, François Pujos, Jenna María Emerson, and John J. Flynn. (2009). New Pleistocene cave faunas of the Andes of central Perú: radiocarbon ages and the survival of low latitude, Pleistocene DNA. Palaeontologia Electronica 12.3.15A. 15 pp.

Dantas, Mário A. T., Campbell, Sean Cody and McDonald, H. Gregory. (2023). Paleoecological inferences about the Late Quaternary giant ground sloths from the Americas. Research Square preprint.

McDonald, H. Gregory. (2023). A Tale of Two Continents (and a Few Islands): Ecology and Distribution of Late Pleistocene Sloths. Land 12(6): 1192.


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