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Wikipedia Abstract

Nothrotheriidae is a family of extinct ground sloths that lived from approximately 11.6 mya—11,000 years ago, existing for approximately 11.49 million years. The nothrotheres have recently been moved from the tribe Nothrotheriini or subfamily Nothrotheriinae within Megatheriidae to their own family, Nothrotheriidae. Nothrotheriids appeared in the Tortonian, some 11.6 million years ago, in South America. The group includes the comparatively slightly built Nothrotheriops, which reached a length of about 2.75 meters. While nothrotheriids were small compared to some of their megatheriid relatives, their claws provided an effective defense against predators, like those of larger anteaters today.
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Amphibradys (1)
Aymaratherium (1)
Chasicobradys (1)
Huilabradys (1)
Mcdonaldocnus (1)
Mionothropus (1)
Nothropus (3)
Nothrotheriops (1)
Nothrotherium (2)
Pronothrotherium (2)
Thalassocnus (5)
Xyophorus (6)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0