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GENUS Choloepus

Author:Illiger, 1811.
Citation:Prodr. Syst. Mamm. Avium.: 108.
Type Species:Bradypus didactylus Linnaeus, 1758, by subsequent designation (Gray, 1827).
Comments:Reviewed by Wetzel (1985a). The original spelling of Unaues Rafinesque was Unas, which required a substitution of ue for . The spellings Cholaepus, Chaelopus, and Choelopus of various authors are all incorrect subsequent spellings of Choloepus Illiger. Cholopus Agassiz, 1847, is an invalid emendation of Choloepus Illiger.
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SPECIES didactylus

SPECIES hoffmanni

SUBSPECIES hoffmanni

SUBSPECIES capitalis

SUBSPECIES florenciae

SUBSPECIES juruanus

SUBSPECIES pallescens

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