Which trait of this sloth gave name to its taxonomic family?

two tails
split tongue
two fingers
doubled ears
The living sloths belong to one of two fam­i­lies, known as the Mega­lony­chi­dae ("t­wo-­toed" sloths) and the Brady­po­di­dae (three­-­toed sloths). The name should in fact be rather "two fin­gered" or "three fin­gered" as all living sloths have in fact three toes in their feet, and differ by the number of fingers in their arms (which were con­sid­ered front feed in the past).

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two tails
split tongue
two fingers
doubled ears
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flagSpain
0%
0%
91%
8%
12
flagUkraine
8%
8%
83%
0%
12
flagthe Netherlands
0%
17%
82%
0%
23
flagGermany
3%
9%
81%
3%
94
flagItaly
0%
6%
87%
6%
16
flagSweden
0%
10%
80%
10%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
2%
6%
79%
9%
191
flagCanada
6%
12%
75%
6%
16
flagFrance
0%
11%
72%
11%
18
flagPoland
3%
16%
71%
7%
9179
flagNorway
10%
15%
70%
5%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
4%
26%
65%
0%
23
flagthe United States
7%
20%
62%
6%
220
flagUnknown
4%
22%
57%
14%
268
flagIndia
10%
34%
50%
3%
58

Gender

men66%
women68%
two tails
3%
3%
split tongue
19%
20%
two fingers
66%
68%
doubled ears
9%
7%

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