Speleologists from the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus Found a Pleistocene Fossil
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- 11 / 06 / 2008
The sloth, which belongs to the Megaloncchydae family, is a dog-sized herbivorous animal with long claws that lived on the Caribbean island's territory during the Pleistocene period, more than one million years ago, the researcher added.
Romero noted that other land vertebrates from the same period have been found in other Sancti Spiritus areas, especially in the mountains.
He noted that those findings have allowed scientists to reconstruct the fauna, the habitat and the structure of the food chain at the time.