Definition of Choloepus hoffmanni
1. Noun. A sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot.
Generic synonyms: Sloth, Tree Sloth
Group relationships: Choloepus, Genus Choloepus
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Literary usage of Choloepus hoffmanni
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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"J nat. size. Bulletin, XVI, 1902, pp. 264, 265, and for measurements of the series see ibid., p. 278.) 6. choloepus hoffmanni Peters. ..."
2. Foundations of Biology by Lorande Loss Woodruff (1922)
"FIGURE TITLE PAGE 163 Foot postures of Mammals 316 164 Sloth (choloepus hoffmanni) . 317 165 Mole (Talpa europea) 317 166 Porpoise (Phocaena communis) 317 ..."
3. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"The cervical vertebrae are reduced to six in the Manatee, in choloepus hoffmanni among Edentata, and increased to nine in Bradypus tridactylus in the Order ..."