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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
Diet: Herbivore
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.

Read more about Nothrotheriops at Wikipedia
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