The maned sloth is now found only in the Atlantic coastal rainforest of southeastern Brazil, although it was once also found further north. It has been identified predominantly from evergreen forests, although, being able to eat a wide range of leaves, it can also inhabit semi-deciduous and secondary forest. It is typically found in hot, humid climates without any dry season, and with annual rainfall of at least 120 centimetres. There are no recognised subspecies.
By Hartmarrab Hartm. Rüthi -Theod. Goetz schulp Weimar Juni 1822
Copperplate engraving, with original hand coloring.
Sheet app.: 14.5 x 10.8 inch. 37 x 27.5 cm Image app.:11 x 8.2 inches. 39.8 x 27.2 cm Condition: A fine antique leaf in good overall condition with some light spots.