This is an ultra-rare and beautifully preserved massive, complete claw is from the giant ground sloth Lestodon armatus. The claw is HUGE and in immaculate preservation with the color and detail rarely seen in such a scarce species. Specimen is heavy and well mineralized with amazing intact anatomical detail. Claw was found INTACT with a slight portion naturally worn on the tip so only very slight restoration on the tip of approximately 0.5 inch. No other repair or restoration has been performed. A massive example from a very old collection. MOST DEFINITELY A MUST FOR THE ADVANCED FOSSIL COLLECTOR OF RARE ICE AGE BEASTS!
THIS CLAW IS MUCH MORE RARE SO THAN A NORTH AMERICAN FOSSIL SLOTH CLAW DUE TO THIS BAN ON FOSSIL EXPORT OR IMPORT FROM SOUTH AMERICA. It was acquired by us from an old private collection in Florida. The mesmerizing soft color transition and impeccable surface texture of this fossil begs for it to displayed open and handled hence, the lack of a display box. Custom-made stand suspends the claw in a life-like pose and is included. INVESTMENT CLASS fossil because of size, condition and permanent ban on future collecting at this source!