ground sloth


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ground sloth

n.
Any of various extinct herbivorous mammals of the group Edentata or Xenarthra of the Oligocene Epoch through the Holocene Epoch that inhabited South and North America. Some ground sloths, including megatherium, were very large. Also called giant ground sloth.
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Noun1.ground sloth - gigantic extinct terrestrial sloth-like mammal of the Pliocene and Pleistocene in Americaground sloth - 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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Back in the snowy prehistoric wilds, life has been good for our old friends Sid the neurotic lisping ground sloth (John Leguizamo), Diego the grumpy saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary), and, of course, Manny the woolly mammoth (Ray Romano) and his wife, Ellie (Queen Latifah), whose daughter, Peaches (Keke Palmer), is now engaged--to a mastodon named Julian, voiced by Adam Devine as the series' first bro.
Towards the end of the trailer, Manny the mammoth, Sid the ground sloth, and Diego the saber-tooth tiger can be seen gazing upon the sky spectacle brought about by the acorn-loving squirrel's misfortunes from light-years away.
The answer can be determined (in thousands of years ago) by the other extinct species examples she encountered on her river journey (since the giant ground sloth went extinct 13,000 years ago, little Woolly must have lived more than 13,000 years ago, although mammoths did not become extinct until 4,000 years ago.
GIANT GROUND SLOTH THE six-metre tall giant sloth has been extinct for 8,000 years.
Leidy (1870) published the first report of a fossil mammal from Panama, part of the humerus of a ground sloth that he identified as Mylodon robustus (Fig.
CANADA A University of Wisconsin artist''''s rendition of mastodons, camels and a ground sloth before a cataclysmic meteor impact in Quebec 12,900 years ago which may have been the catalyst that triggered the start of civilisation.
Ice Age: Adventure Camp will feature the movie's characters -- Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the ground sloth, Scrat the squirrel and Diego the saber-tooth tiger, who will take the audience on an exciting journey as the importance message of friendship is revealed through humour, laughter and fun.
The layer of plant material "predates stratigraphically the extinction of the ground sloth and represents a flora intermediate between subalpine forest and the present upper Chihuahuan Desert community" (Van Devender et al.
The ground sloth Megalonyx (xenarthra: megalonychidae) from the Pleistocene (late Irvingtonian) Camelot local fauna, Dorchester County, South Carolina.
Morphing a modern bison into a long-horned beast, a two-toed sloth into a giant ground sloth and an elephant into a mammoth, the programme will give a sense of the super-sized world.