genus Megatherium


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genus Megatherium - type genus of the Megatheriidaegenus Megatherium - type genus of the Megatheriidae  
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Megatheriidae, Megatheriidae - extinct ground sloths
ground sloth, megathere - gigantic extinct terrestrial sloth-like mammal of the Pliocene and Pleistocene in America
References in periodicals archive ?
The smallest and most ancient representative of the genus Megatherium Cuvier, 1796 (Xenarthra, Tardigrada, Megatheriidae), from the Pliocene of the Bolivian Altiplano.