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Choloepus hoffmanni (Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth)

Wikipedia Abstract

Hoffmann's two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) is a species of sloth from Central and South America. It is a solitary, largely nocturnal and arboreal animal, found in mature and secondary rainforests and deciduous forests. The common name commemorates the German naturalist Karl Hoffmann.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
12
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
38
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 24.15
EDGE Score: 3.22

Attributes

Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [3]  11 months 20 days
Litter Size [3]  1
Litters / Year [3]  1
Maximum Longevity [3]  37 years
Nocturnal [4]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [2]  28 inches (70 cm)
Weaning [3]  21 days
Adult Weight [2]  11.74 lbs (5.325 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  402 grams
Female Weight [2]  10.362 lbs (4.70 kg)
Male Weight [2]  13.118 lbs (5.95 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [2]  26.6 %
Diet [4]  Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [4]  30 %
Diet - Plants [4]  70 %
Forages - Arboreal [4]  100 %
Female Maturity [3]  2 years
Male Maturity [3]  3 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Harpia harpyja (Harpy Eagle)[1]
Leopardus pardalis (Ocelot)[1]
Leopardus wiedii (Margay)[1]
Panthera onca (Jaguar)[1]

Providers

Mutual (symbiont) 
Cryptosis choloepi[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Dirofilaria incrassata <Unverified Name>[6]
Dirofilaria panamensis <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Middle America; South America;

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Choloepus hoffmanni (Pilosa: Megalonychidae), VIRGINIA HAYSSEN, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 43(873):37–55 (2011)
2Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
3de 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
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5DENSITY, DIET AND HABITAT PREFERENCE OF THE TWO-TOED SLOTH Choloepus hoffmanni IN AN ANDEAN FOREST OF COLOMBIA, SILVIA J. ALVAREZ, ANDREA SANCHEZ, MARTHA MARIA CARMONA, The Rufford Foundation, 2004
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
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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