|Named By:||Hoffstetter in 1954|
|Time Period:||Pleistocene, 2.6-0.011 Ma|
|Location:||Across the USA and parts of Mexico|
|Size:||2.75 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Multiple specimens, some nearly complete with at least one with remnants of soft tissue|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Xenarthra | Nothrotheriidae ||
Nothrotheriops is a genus of Pleistocene ground sloth found in North America, from what is now central Mexico to the southern United States. This genus of bear-sized xenarthran was related to the much larger, and far more famous Megatherium, although it has recently been placed in a different family, Nothrotheriidae. The most well known species, N. shastensis, is also called the Shasta ground sloth.