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RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Mon May 26, 2014 11:43 am
by Clint | 82 Posts | 82 Points
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#17

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Mon May 26, 2014 1:36 pm
by schaf | 106 Posts | 106 Points

lets not forget that sloths were not always rather small...

... in comes Megatherium...


Megatherium was one of the largest land mammals known, weighing up to 4 tonnes[8] and measuring up to 6 m (20 ft) in length from head to tail.[9][10] It is the largest known ground sloth, as big as modern elephants, and would have only been exceeded in its time by a few species of mammoth. The group is known primarily from its largest species, M. americanum. Megatherium species were members of the abundant Pleistocene megafauna, large mammals that lived during the Pleistocene epoch.

Megatherium had a robust skeleton with a large pelvic girdle and a broad muscular tail. Its large size enabled it to feed at heights unreachable by other contemporary herbivores. Rising on its powerful hind legs and using its tail to form a tripod, Megatherium could support its massive body weight while using the curved claws on its long forelegs to pull down branches with the choicest leaves. This sloth, like a modern anteater, walked on the sides of its feet because its claws prevented it from putting them flat on the ground. Although it was primarily a quadruped, its trackways show that it was capable of bipedal locomotion. Biomechanical analysis also suggests it had adaptations to bipedalism.[11]

Some experts believe that its jaw may have housed a long tongue, which it would use to pull leaves into its mouth, similar to the modern tree sloth. However, others suggest that some of the elements in Megatherium's oral cavity were fused together: a rigidly articulated stylohyal and epihyal, and the apparatus lies farther anteriorly, which together with the elongated, steeply inclined mandibular symphysis, indicates a relatively shorter geniohyoid muscle and thus more limited capacity for tongue protrusion.[12] It was well adapted for strong, predominantly orthal movement for eating rough vegetation. Megatherium possessed the narrowest muzzle of all ground sloths from the Pleistocene. This leads paleobiologists to believe that it was a very selective eater. It had the ability to pick and choose which leaves and twigs it would consume. Megatherium had a large narrow prehensile lip that was capable of grabbing and tearing off particular leaves and twigs and other sorts of vegetation.[13]
(taken from wikipedia)

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#18

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Mon May 26, 2014 10:38 pm
by miro | 2.782 Posts | 2783 Points

Awesome!

DES|Schaf shall be appointed a honorary Sloth!

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#19

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Tue May 27, 2014 10:20 pm
by schaf | 106 Posts | 106 Points

wow...what can i say... i am touched, flattered, honored... maybe even slothed...

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RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Wed May 28, 2014 12:51 am
by miro | 2.782 Posts | 2783 Points

Shares some fruits with Schaf



Did you know that Peter Jackson compared Sloths with Ents?

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#21

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Thu May 29, 2014 2:36 pm
by schaf | 106 Posts | 106 Points

needs more sloth!!!


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#22

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Thu May 29, 2014 4:17 pm
by miro | 2.782 Posts | 2783 Points

Here you go!









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#23

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Fri May 30, 2014 3:03 pm
by schaf | 106 Posts | 106 Points

it has sloth!!!





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#24

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Fri May 30, 2014 3:29 pm
by Todesgurke | 1.295 Posts | 1294 Points

I like Separ's beer too
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#25

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Fri May 30, 2014 4:36 pm
by miro | 2.782 Posts | 2783 Points

Did you know that a Sloth´s max movement speed is 4-5 meters per minute? They move not more than 130 meters per day. To search food they move most of the times not over 36 meters!! (numbers are average) You don´t even want to compare the average energy usage of human and sloth xD



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#26

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Sat May 31, 2014 3:00 pm
by schaf | 106 Posts | 106 Points



slothing away

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RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:01 pm
by Robtics | 522 Posts | 522 Points
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#28

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:51 pm
by schaf | 106 Posts | 106 Points

did you fair folks abandon the tradiiton of posting good shloth pics? :(

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RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:33 pm
by Todesgurke | 1.295 Posts | 1294 Points

I like Separ's beer too
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#30

RE: Sloths Of The Squeak Thread

in Gossip Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:56 pm
by Marti • 37 Posts | 37 Points

Omg dis thread iz gr8

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