Megalonyx jeffersoni Hand Claw

10,000 - 11,000 Years Old

Miocene to Pleistocene

North & Central America


Megalonyx means “giant claw.” This giant ground sloth used its claws to strip leaves and tear down branches. It was given the species name jeffersoni in honor of President Thomas Jefferson, who did much of the early study of the animal.



This is a replica of the original fossil, cast in quality polyresin and hand painted.
Size: 6 1/2 inches
Material: polyresin (color may differ from replica to replica)
*Comes with a information card & stand

Megalonyx jeffersoni Hand Claw | Replica Fossil