Acratocnus antillensis Matthew, 1931:4

Cuban sloth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Miocnus antillensis Matthew, 1931:4; Habanocnus hoffstetteri Mayo, 1978:688; Habanocnus paulacoutoi Mayo, 1978; Galerocnus jaimezi Arredondo, 1997; Paramiocnus riveroi Arredondo and Arredondo, 2000


Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene















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Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Mancina, Carlos A., Woods, Charles A. and Kilpatrick, C. William. (2012). Checklist: Updated Checklist of Endemic Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies, pp. 389-415. In: Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Woods, Charles A. and Sergile, F. E. (eds.). Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies: Contributions. Gainesville, Florida: Florida Museum of Natural History and Wacahoota Press. 482 pp.

Gaudin, T. (2004). Phylogenetic relationships among sloths (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Tardigrada): the craniodental evidence. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 140: 255-305.

Silva Taboada, G., W. Suárez Duque, and S. Díaz Franco. (2007). Compendio de los mamíferos terrestres autoctónos de Cuba vivientes y extinguidos. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, La Habana, Cuba.

White, J. L. and MacPhee, R. D. E. (2001). The Sloths of the West Indies: A Systematic and Phylogenetic Review, pp. 201-236. In: Woods, C. A. and Sergile, F. E. Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and Perspectives. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.


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