Mylodontidae


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Related to Mylodontidae: Megatheriidae, Megalonychidae, Choloepus hoffmanni, Three toed sloth
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Noun1.Mylodontidae - extinct South American edentates
mammal family - a family of mammals
Edentata, order Edentata - order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos
mylodontid - a variety of extinct edentate
genus Mylodon - type genus of the Mylodontidae; sometimes included in family Megatheriidae
mapinguari - supposed human-sized sloth-like creature reportedly sighted by Indians in the Amazon rain forest
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Cenozoic gravigrade edentates of western North America, with special reference to the Pleistocene Megalonychinae and Mylodontidae of Rancho la Brea.
That would have made Neomylodon's family, the Mylodontidae, closer cousins of the South American anteater and opossum than Hoss thinks they actually are.