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  • Ancient extinct sloth tooth in Belize tells story of creature’s last year

    Researchers analyzed the orthodentin and the cementum in the sloth tooth. Pits mark locations where samples were collected for analysis.

    Researchers analyzed the orthodentin and the cementum in the sloth tooth. Pits mark locations where samples were collected for analysis.

    Photo by Stanley Ambrose

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Jean Larmon, email larmon2@illinois.edu.

    To reach Lisa Lucero, email ljlucero@illinois.edu.  

    To reach Stanley Ambrose, email ambrose@illinois.edu.

    The paper “A year in the life of a giant ground sloth during the Last Glacial Maximum in Belize” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau1200