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Paramylodon harlani is a species of giant ground sloth that lived during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs in North America (5.3 mya-10 kya). It was a large mammal, about 10 feet (3m) long and weighed about a tonne. They had powerful claws on their hands that they likely used to dig up tubers. They were herbivores and they belong to the family Mylodontidae and are relatives of the South American species, Mylodon darwinii.