Friday, March 15, 2013
Artifact Suggestive of Late-Surviving Caribbean Ground Sloths?
Here is a short yet interesting article by Dale Drinnon on a Taino artifact which may be a representation of a relict ground sloth. There has been anecdote-fueled speculation that the large ground sloths known as Megalocnus may have survived in the Cuban highlands into the 15th and 16th centuries, and this artifact may be suggestive of such an occurrence.
Frontiers of Zoology: Caribbean Ground Sloth?