A Contribution to the Anatomy of the Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)



The new facts recorded in this communication are:–

  • a. The full description of the mouth and tongue
  • b. The comparison between the palates of Bradypus and CholoEpus
  • c. The external relations of the compartments of the stomach, and the distribution of lymphatic glands in the Stomach-wall.
  • d. Details of the internal structure of the stomach, and a complete account of the interior of the cæcal appendage.
  • e. The unusual and reptilian-like situation of the pancreas, which results in complications in the peritoneum. The latter is fully described for the first, time in Bradypus tridactylus
  • f. The vessels arising from the aortic arch are different to previous accounts
  • g. The ligamentum arteriosuin of Bradypus is described for the first time.
  • h. The duct papillæ in the duodenum are different from the form which has already been described.
  • i. The comparison between the male and female pelves.