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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flagBulgaria
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flagSwitzerland
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11%
88%
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18
flagthe Netherlands
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14%
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34
flagSpain
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7%
13
flagItaly
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88%
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flagGermany
2%
9%
82%
3%
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flagCanada
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flagSweden
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flagUkraine
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flagthe United Kingdom
2%
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9%
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flagFrance
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10%
19
flagPoland
3%
17%
70%
7%
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flagNorway
8%
12%
68%
8%
25
flagRepublic of Ireland
3%
21%
67%
3%
28
flagthe United States
7%
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7%
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flagUnknown
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58%
14%
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flagAustralia
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flagIndia
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flagthe Philippines
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flagPakistan
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Gender

men63%
women67%
two tails
3%
3%
split tongue
22%
20%
two fingers
63%
67%
doubled ears
10%
7%

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