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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Megalonychidaetwo-toed sloths.

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Examples

  • Two species of sloths (Bradypus variegatus and Choloepus didactylus) and the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) are common here.

    Tocantins-Araguaia-Maranhão moist forests

  • Other animals that have been recorded include the two-toed sloth Choloepus didactylus, the three-toed sloth Bradypus tridactylus, puma Felis concolor and the tapir Tapirus terrestris.

    Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Suriname

  • Nocturnal two-toed sloths (Choloepus hoffmanni) are well distributed throughout this region along with the widespread three-toes sloths (Bradypus variegatus).

    Southwest Amazon moist forests

  • Other large mammals found in the ecoregion include nocturnal two-toed sloths (Choloepus hoffmanni) widespread three-toed sloths (Bradypus variegatus), anteaters (Cyclopes didactylus, Tamandua tetradactyla, Myrmecophaga tridactyla), sloths (Bradypus variegatus), collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu), cats such as jaguars (Panthera onca) and pumas (Puma concolor), deer (Mazama americana and M. gouazoubira), and tapir (Tapirus terrestris).

    Purus-Madeira moist forests

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