megathere


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megathere

(ˈmɛɡəˌθɪə)
n
(Palaeontology) any of various gigantic extinct American sloths of the genus Megatherium and related genera, common in late Cenozoic times
[C19: from New Latin megathērium, from mega- + -there, from Greek thērion wild beast]
ˌmegaˈtherian adj

meg•a•there

(ˈmɛg əˌθɪər)

n.
any of the huge slothlike animals of the extinct genus Megatherium or closely related genera that lived from the Oligocene to the Pleistocene epochs.
[1830–40; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.megathere - gigantic extinct terrestrial sloth-like mammal of the Pliocene and Pleistocene in Americamegathere - gigantic extinct terrestrial sloth-like mammal of the Pliocene and Pleistocene in America
megatherian, megatherian mammal, megatheriid - a large extinct ground sloth
genus Megatherium, Megatherium - type genus of the Megatheriidae
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El Vano is a Jobo megathere kill/butchering locality and Lange/Ferguson is a Clovis mammoth kill/butchering locality, both preserved in sediments of a late Pleistocene pond or bog.
The existing relationship between the archaeological items that were found at each site are also included as archaeologicai-marker of the socio-strategical condition in which both groups functioned at the time of the mammoth's (Lange/Ferguson) and megathere (El Vano) ambush.