Meizonyx salvadorensis Webb & Perrigo 1985



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



El Salvador & Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Webb, S. D. and Perrigo, S. C. (1985). New megalonychid sloths from El Salvador. The evolution and ecology of armadillos, sloths, and vermilinguas, 113-120.


Other references:

McDonald, H. Gregory. (2021). Yukon to the Yucatan: Habitat partitioning in North American Late Pleistocene ground sloths (Xenarthra, Pilosa). Journal of Palaeosciences 70: 237-251.

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

McDonald, H. Gregory et al. (2020). First record of Meizonyx salvadorensis (Mammalia: Xenarthra: Pilosa) from the late Pleistocene of Mexico and its evolutionary implications. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 18(22): 1829-1851.


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