Rule Animal Wild Life Sharp Crap Pit Grave of Ice Age Goliath Sloths Found in Ecuador

Sharp Crap Pit Grave of Ice Age Goliath Sloths Found in Ecuador



There are few more despicable ways to die than in a pit of their own poo, but these giant ice Age sloths, recently discovered by scientists in South America, have long forgotten the humility of it all after living their own passed away in a self-imposed dungeon.

A team of international scientists recently excavated the bones of 22 giant ground sloths (Eremotherium laurillardi) in a fossil-rich hellhole at an excavation site called Tanque Loma in southwestern Ecuador.

Dating from the last stages of the Pleistocene (2.6 million to 11,700 years ago), this prehistoric bed is a paleotological treasure with thousands of large mammal bones.

In new research published in ScienceDirect last month, the study’s co-authors, Emily L. Lindsey, MD, of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in Los Angeles, and Erick X. Lopez Reyes, of the Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena, Av. Eleodoro Solorzano, La Libertad, Ecuador document and explain the details of a group of mass passed aways of mature and juvenile Giant Eremotherium sloths that died in a swampy grave after have accidentally ingested their own feces in a basin of contaminated water.

The status and logistics of the piles of sloth bones and their proximity to each other suggest that the ancient animals left for the sky at about the same time.

The researchers found that the preserved and contaminated vegetation found in the pit gave an unpleasant image of the swollen and polluted water hole piled high with sloth excrement that poisoned and finished the poor captured animals.

According to the results of the article, 575 BONES representing 22 mature ground sloths dated to about 18,000 to 23,000 years ago have been catalogued. The specimens were remarkably preserved in a layer with little sediment, which makes it possible to conclude that the creatures died together and were quickly immersed in the accumulated feces.

Lazy people are known for their incredibly slow disposition, but it turns out that this extreme inertia also applies to their bathroom habits. Modern sloths are notoriously high-volume Defusers who lose up to a third of their total body weight after a long monthly Constitution.

These glacial sloths seem to have had the same toilet routines, because the study suggests that this tragically smelly event could be due to drought or health-issue caused by the contamination of the marsh, which is now observed among hippo populations in the overcrowded watering holes of the African savannah.

Gigantic ground sloths were once abundant in the Americas and are relatives of the smaller arboreal sloths that are now seen in wooded habitats.

The largest of these mild-mannered herbivores, Megalonyx jeffersonii, reached up to 10 feet in height and would have eclipsed an mature human.

They flourished in South America almost 35 million years ago and became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene, as did the majority of glacial mammals such as saber-toothed tigers, short-faced bears, giant mastodons, cave lions, musk oxen and terrifying wolves.

The huge loggers who once roamed the virgin forests are not only directly related to today’s arboreal sloths, but were also distant from anteaters and armadillos.

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