Biology and Conservation of the Pygmy Sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus

  title={Biology and Conservation of the Pygmy Sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus},
  author={Bryson Voirin},
The pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus) has garnered much interest since being described in 2001 as a new species, which occurs on a single island, Escudo de Veraguas, Panama. Recent work has found that the species has a highly diverse eukaryotic community in its hair, activity, and sleep patterns markedly different from other three-toed sloths in the region, and that some individuals live in nonmangrove areas as well as in the mangroves on the island. This critically endangered species… 
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