Mid Wisconsin: Térapa (Mead et al. 2006).
Literature. Mead et al. 2006.
Synonyms: Glossotherium chapadmalense, Glossotherium garbanii.
The genus Glossotherium was first used for a South American ground sloth. Several authors have found differences between Glossotherium and North American mylodonids, leading to the resurrection of Paramylodon for North American sloths previously assigned to Glossotherium (Morgan 2008). Morgan (2008) tentatively referred those mylodont sloths that were somewhat smaller than Paramylodon harlani to Paramylodon garbanii in preference to Glossotherium chapadmalense.
Late Blancan: 111 Ranch (Morgan and White 2005); La Union Fauna (Chamberino Local Fauna) (McDonald and Morgan 2011); La Union Fauna (La Union Local Fauna) (McDonald and Morgan 2011).
Literature. Morgan 2008; McDonald and Morgan 2011; Morgan and White 2005.
Synonyms. Glossotherium harlani.
Kurtén and Anderson (1980) characterized Harlan's Ground Sloth as a grassland species widespread in the U.S. during the Irvingtonian and Rancholabrean. They further note that it differs from Megalonyx and Nothrotheriops by larger size, lobate teeth, and dermal ossicles (bone nodules imbedded within the skin).
Fig. 1. Skeleton of Paramylodon harlani from La Brea Tar Pits. Photograph courtesy of David Monniaux, under GNU Free Documentation License.
Early Rancholabrean: Albuquerque Gravel Pits (Morgan and Lucas 2005).
Rancholabrean: Badlands Ranch (Morgan and Lucas 2003); Canyon de Chelly (Mead et al. 2005); Springerville (McDonald et al. 2004).
Mid Wisconsin: Shonto (Agenbroad and Downs 1984).
Late Wisconsin: Blackwater Draw (Morgan and Lucas 2005); Jal Horse Quarry (Morgan and Lucas 2005; Schultz 1943: ?); Roswell (McDonald and Morgan 2011).
Literature. Agenbroad and Downs 1984; Kurtén and Anderson 1980; McDonald and Morgan 2011; McDonald et al. 2004; Mead et al. 2005; Morgan and Lucas 2003, 2005; Schultz 1943.
Last Update: 20 Nov 2013