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Giant Ground Sloth Megatherium Americanum



Giant Ground Sloth Megatherium Americanum MMDIN7045

Giant Ground Sloth (Megatherium americanum).  First discovered in 1788 eroding out of a bank along the Lujan river in Argentina, this holotype specimen was formally described by Paleontologist Georges Cuvier. Megatherium originated in South America and later spread out into southern North America. It was a massive animal roughly the size of a modern day Elephant.

It is believed that hunting by early humans in combination with climate change contributed to it’s extinction. The youngest reliable recorded specimen comes from late Pleistocene deposits from roughly 10,000 years ago.

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Sculpted by Max Salas

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This is a 1/15 Scale Unpainted Resin Assembly Kit.

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Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 6 in