The Giant Sloth

The Giant Sloth (HM1R12)

Location: San Salvador, San Salvador San Salvador
Country: El Salvador

N 13° 40.593', W 89° 11.81'

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Perezoso Gigante

Perezoso GiganteEremotherium laurillardiEste mamifero se extinguio hace unos 10 mil años por causas que aun se desconocen, pero se cree que tuvo mucho que ver el cambio climático que produjo la ultima glaciación. Se originaron en Sur America y logran llegar hasta Norte America aprovechando el puente de tierra que se formo cuando surgio de manera permanente el Istmo de Panama, hace 8.5 millones de años. Eran animals herbivoros, se alimentaban principalmente de frutos y brotes de arboles, habitaban zonas semi-boscosas y se movían en manadas buscando alimento constantemente. Alcanzaron a medir en promedio 5 ½ metros de altura, y podían llegar a pesar hasta cuatro toneladas. En El Salvador, restos fosiles han sido descubiertos en casi todo el territorio, desde la zona occidental hasta la oriental, como son los sitios paleontológicos: Rio Tomayate, Apopa, San Salvador; Barranca del Sisimico, Apastepeque, San Vicente; Hacienda San Juan del Sur, Comacaran, San Miguel; Rio Frio, Ahuachapan, Ahuachapan La Criba, San Cristobal de la Frontera, Santa Ana, entre otros. English translation:Giant SlothEremotherium laurillardiThis mammal became extinct about 10,000 years ago for reasons that are still unknown, but is believed to have much to do with climate change that was produced during the last glaciation. They originated in South America and made their way to North America by exploiting the land bridge that formed when the Isthmus of Panama was formed 8.5 million years ago. They were herbivorous animals, feed mainly on fruits and tree buds. They inhabited semi-wooded areas and moved in herds constantly looking for food. They grew to be on average 5 ½ meters high and could weigh up to four tons. In El Salvador, fossil remains have been discovered in almost all the territory of the nation, from the west to the east, including such paleontological sites as: Rio Tomayate, Apopa, San Salvador; Barranca de Sisimico, Apastepeque, San Vicente; Hacienda San Juan del Sur, Comacarán, San Miguel; Rio Frio, Ahuachapan, Ahuachapan; La Criba, San Cristobal de la Frontera, Santa Ana, among others.
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HM NumberHM1R12
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByEmpresas Japonesas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16P E 262382 N 1513032
Decimal Degrees13.67655000, -89.19683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 13° 40.593', W 89° 11.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds13° 40' 35.58" N, 89° 11' 48.6" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Calle ISRI, San Salvador San Salvador , SV
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