Megalonyx leptostomus (Ground Sloth claw)

X701 BoP
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A TOP QUALITY Megalonyx leptostomus sloth claw from an extinct genus of giant ground sloths and our December 2017 Fossil of the Month. This claw has excellent preservation and shows little water wear. It's complete down to a nice tip with absolutely no restoration or repair. Excellent preservation of the proximal end. There is a little eriosion on the top of the claw. A wonderful Late Pliocene - Early Pleistocene display piece from northern Florida. Authenticity guaranteed. One of my favorites!

X701 BoP         SIZE: 5-3/16" x 1-1/2" x 2-1/8"





Megalonyx leptostomus sloths are are an extinct genus of giant ground sloths of the family Megalonychidae endemic to North America from the Late Miocene through the Pleistocene. Existed from ~10.3 Mya—11,000 years ago. Thus, living for approximately 10.3 million years.  Megalonyx measured about 10 feet and weighted up to 1 ton.