An extinct ground sloth that lived in South America up to 1.8 million years ago was not a strict like most of its living relatives because it likely ate meat, SLOT ONLINE GACOR a study has found.
Researchers said the gigantic 10ft-long creature was an omnivore that at times consumed meat as well as plants.
It had long been thought that Mylodon darwinii, SLOT also known as ‘Darwin’s ground sloth’, was a herbivore because the majority of living sloths only eat leaves, fruit and twigs, SLOT ONLINE GACOR HARI INI although some occasionally snack on an insect or SLOT ONLINE bird eggs.
However, chemical analysis of amino acids preserved in the ancient sloth’s hair revealed evidence of animal protein, SLOT ONLINE TERPERCAYA suggesting they may have been scavengers.
‘Whether they were sporadic scavengers or opportunistic consumers of animal protein can’t be determined from our research, but we now have strong evidence contradicting the long-standing presumption that all sloths were obligate herbivores,’ said lead author Julia Tejada, a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History.
Meat eater: SLOT ONLINE GACOR An extinct sloth that lived in South America up to 1.8 million years ago was not a strict vegetarian like most of its living relatives because it likely ate meat, a study has found
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