|Named By:||Richard Owen in 1840|
|Time Period:||Late Pliocene to Early Holocene, 2.5-0.010 Ma|
|Location:||North and South America|
|Size:||4 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Multiple specimens, including some near complete individuals|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Xenarthra | Mylodontidae ||
Glossotherium (literally "Tongue Beast") was a genus of ground sloth. It was a heavily built animal with a length of about 4 metres (13 ft) snout to tail-tip, a weight estimated at 1002.6 kg (2210.4 lb), and could potentially assume a slight bipedal stance.