Taxon profile


Southern Two-toed Sloth
Choloepus didactylus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Xenarthra »  family Megalonychidae - megalonychid sloths »  genus Choloepus - two-toed sloths

Scientific synonyms

Cholepus didactylus (misspelling) m
Bradypus didactylus

Other names

= Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth
= Linne's Two-toed Sloth
= Unau

Least Concern LC


juvenile animal

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Endotrypanum schaudinni Mesnil & Brimont, 1908

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [4777]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Choloepus didactylus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Choloepus didactylus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Choloepus didactylus (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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