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Bradypus tridactylus (Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth; Pale-throated Sloth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The pale-throated sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) is a species of three-toed sloth that inhabits tropical rainforests in northern South America.It is similar in appearance to, and often confused with, the brown-throated sloth, which has a much wider distribution. Genetic evidence has been interpreted to suggest the two species diverged only around 400,000 years ago, although the most recent evidence indicates the split was closer to 6 million years.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
9
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
35
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 19.75
EDGE Score: 3.03

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  9.37 lbs (4.25 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  179 grams
Female Maturity [2]  4 years 6 months
Male Maturity [2]  3 years
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  4 months 21 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Speed [3]  0.15 MPH (0.067 m/s)
Weaning [2]  38 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Amazon-Orinoco-Southern Caribbean mangroves Brazil, Columbia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela Neotropic Mangroves  
Guianan Freshwater swamp forests Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan Highlands moist forests Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana, Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan moist forests Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guianan piedmont and lowland moist forests Brazil, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Guianan savanna Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gurupa varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Llanos Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Marajó varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Monte Alegre varzea Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Negro-Branco moist forests Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Orinoco Delta swamp forests Venezuela, Guyana Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Orinoco wetlands Venezuela Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Pantepuis Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Rio Negro campinarana Brazil, Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tapajós-Xingu moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests Brazil, Guyana, Suriname Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Maracá Ecological Reserve Ia 257554 Roraima, Brazil  
Parque Nacional Canaima National Park II 7542183 Venezuela  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Yasuni Biosphere Reserve 4156313 Ecuador  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Cecropia polystachya (Trumpet tree)[4]
Elizabetha paraensis[1]
Hevea nitida var. nitida[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alouatta palliata (mantled howler monkey)1
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)1
Ateles geoffroyi (Central American spider monkey)1
Carollia perspicillata (Seba's short-tailed bat)1
Cebus capucinus (white-faced capuchin)1
Chiropotes satanas (brown-bearded saki)1
Chlorophanes spiza (Green Honeycreeper)1
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)1
Dacnis cayana (Blue Dacnis)1
Glossophaga soricina (Pallas's long-tongued bat)1
Penelope purpurascens (Crested Guan)1
Phyllostomus discolor (pale spear-nosed bat)1
Potos flavus (Kinkajou)1
Ramphocelus carbo (Silver-beaked Tanager)1
Saguinus leucopus (silvery-brown bare-face tamarin)1
Sturnira lilium (little yellow-shouldered bat)1
Tachyphonus rufus (White-lined Tanager)1
Tangara guttata (Speckled Tanager)1
Tangara gyrola (Bay-headed Tanager)1
Tangara mexicana (Turquoise Tanager)1
Thraupis episcopus (Blue-grey Tanager)1
Thraupis palmarum (Palm Tanager)1
Vireo altiloquus (Black-whiskered Vireo)1

Predators

Harpia harpyja (Harpy Eagle)[4]
Leopardus pardalis (Ocelot)[5]
Panthera onca (Jaguar)[4]
Cryptoses choloepi (sloth moth)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Dirofilaria freitasi <Unverified Name>[6]
Dirofilaria incrassata <Unverified Name>[6]
Dirofilaria macrodemos <Unverified Name>[6]
Leiuris leptocephalus <Unverified Name>[6]
Leiuris pereirai <Unverified Name>[6]
Leiuris vazipereirai <Unverified Name>[6]
Paraleiuris locchii <Unverified Name>[6]
Paraleiuris vazi <Unverified Name>[6]
Physocephalus gracilis <Unverified Name>[6]
Shelter for 
Cryptoses choloepi (sloth moth)[4]

Range Map

South America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Bradypus tridactylus (Pilosa: Bradypodidae), VIRGINIA HAYSSEN, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 839:1–9 (2009) 2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 3Wikipedia licensed under a Creative Commons License 4Animals of the Rainforest 5Leopardus pardalis, Julie L. Murray and Gregory L. Gardner, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 548, pp. 1-10 (1997) 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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