Megatheroid

Meg`a`the´roid


n.1.(Paleon.) One of a family of extinct edentates found in America. The family includes the megatherium, the megalonyx, etc.
References in classic literature ?
The great size of the bones of the Megatheroid animals, including the Megatherium, Megalonyx, Scelidotherium, and Mylodon, is truly wonderful.
nov.: An unusual megatheroid sloth from the middle Miocene of Quebrada Honda (Bolivia).