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31 March 2009 Bradypus torquatus (Pilosa: Bradypodidae)
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Bradypus torquatus Illiger, 1811 is a three-toed sloth commonly called the maned three-toed sloth. It is endemic to the Atlantic coastal forests of southeastern Brazil. Occasionally placed in its own genus (Scaeopus), the black mane of this three-toed sloth is distinctive. Like other sloths, B. torquatus is a high-canopy folivore with a commensal relationship with algae and invertebrates that live in its abundant pelage. B. torquatus is an endangered species that does not adapt to captive zoo settings.

Virginia Hayssen "Bradypus torquatus (Pilosa: Bradypodidae)," Mammalian Species 2009(829), 1-5, (31 March 2009). https://doi.org/10.1644/829.1
Published: 31 March 2009
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