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Sloth: Ancient 3 meter long mammals sometimes ate meat

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Reconstruction of the giant South American sloth Mylodondarwinii feeding on the carcass of the ungulate native herbivore Macrauchenia

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Giant sloths have often been portrayed as calm ice age giants. Many of their anatomical structures, from flat molars to bat-like intestines, appear to be consistent with a Pleistocene salad bar-centric diet. But now there is evidence that some giant sloths had a more international taste with meat.

An important clue comes from the isotopes of nitrogen bound to certain amino acids stored in the fur …

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2293008-some-ancient-giant-ground-sloths-dined-on-meat/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home Sloth: Ancient 3 meter long mammals sometimes ate meat

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