Glossotherium tropicorum Hoffstetter, 1952



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hoffstetter, R. (1952). Les Mammiferes Pleistocenes de la Republique de L´Equateur. Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France 66: 1-391.


Other references:

De Iuliis, Gerardo, Cartelle, Cástor, McDonald, H. Gregory and Pujos, François. (2017). The mylodontine ground sloth Glossotherium tropicum from the Late Pleistocene of Ecuador and Peru. Papers in Palaeontology 3(4): 613-636.

Lindsey, Emily L. and Lopez R., Eric X. (2015). Tanque Loma, a new late-Pleistocene megafaunal tar seep locality from southwest Ecuador. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 57: 61-82.

Seymour, Kevin L. (2015). Perusing Talara: Overview of the Late Pleistocene Fossils from the Tar Seeps of Peru, pp. 97-109. In: Harris, John M. (ed.). La Brea and Beyond: The Paleontology of Asphalt-Preserved Biotas. Los Angeles, California: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series No. 42. 174 pp.


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