Giant Ground Sloth, Proximal Phalanx, Eremotherium sp, Pleistocene


This specimen is a proximal phalanx (toe bone) of a Giant Ground Sloth. In the Pleistocene period (approx. 13,000 to 2.5 million years ago), these giant beasts wandered prehistoric Florida. Some of these creatures were almost 20-feet tall and weighed as much as three tons. Bones and teeth of these extinct sloths are highly sought after by collectors and are not commonly available. This specimen was recovered from the Peace River in Florida's famous Bone Valley formation (Hawthorn group, Hardee county). It is in excellent condition.

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