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A large extinct ground sloth of the genus Megatherium of the Miocene Epoch through the Pleistocene Epoch.
[New Latin Megathērium, genus name : mega- + Greek thērion, wild beast; see treacle.]
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A large, extinct ground sloth that lived from the Miocene through the Pleistocene Epochs, primarily in South America. It was as large as an elephant, had long curved claws, and ate plants.
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|Noun||1.||Megatherium - type genus of the Megatheriidae |
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
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