There are six species of sloths, which can be divided into the family ‘bradypodidae’ and the family ‘megalonychidae.’
Family Bradypodidae:-Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus)-Maned Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus torquatus)-Pale-Throated Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)-Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)
Family Megalonychidae:-Linnaues’ Two-Toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus)-Hoffman’s Two-Toed Sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni)
The Maned Three-Toed Sloth is the only species currrently classified as endangered.
There are six species of tree sloth, 4 of them 3-toed and the others 2-toed. There were at one point many other species of ground sloth which are now extinct, likely as a result of human migration to the western hemisphere.
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