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Order: Pilosa (anteaters and sloths)
Family: Mylodontidae (family is extinct)
Species: Paramylodon harlani
Family: Nothrotheriidae (family is extinct)
Species: Nothrotheriops shastensis
Family: Megalonychidae (family has extinct and living/extant members)
Genus: Megalonyx (extinct)
Species: Megalonyx jeffersoni
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How to cite: Extinct Ground Sloths (Paramylodon harlani, Nothrotheriops shastensis, and Megalonyx jeffersoni) Fact Sheet. c2009. San Diego (CA): San Diego Zoo Global; [accessed YYYY Mmm dd]. http://ielc.libguides.com/sdzg/factsheets/ extinctgroundsloths
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