mylodon


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mylodon

(ˈmaɪləˌdɒn)
n
(Palaeontology) any prehistoric giant sloth of the genus Myolodon
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Noun1.mylodon - large (bear-sized) extinct edentate mammal of the Pleistocene in South Americamylodon - large (bear-sized) extinct edentate mammal of the Pleistocene in South America
edentate - primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
genus Mylodon - type genus of the Mylodontidae; sometimes included in family Megatheriidae
References in classic literature ?
Fourthly, the Mylodon Darwinii, a closely related genus of little inferior size.
The great size of the bones of the Megatheroid animals, including the Megatherium, Megalonyx, Scelidotherium, and Mylodon, is truly wonderful.
We may doubt whether they have thus changed: if the Megatherium, Mylodon, Macrauchenia, and Toxodon had been brought to Europe from La Plata, without any information in regard to their geological position, no one would have suspected that they had coexisted with still living sea-shells; but as these anomalous monsters coexisted with the Mastodon and Horse, it might at least have been inferred that they had lived during one of the latter tertiary stages.
Had I been standing here 14,000 years ago, the mylodon might have been a real threat, but now, this life-size statue is simply a reminder of the enormous creatures that once roamed Patagonia's fittingly largescale landscapes.
14]C AP evidencian el uso del lugar para tareas de caza y despostamiento de megafauna como equidos (Hippidion saldiasi), mylodon (Mylodon sp.
Genomic organization and mRNA expression of manganese superoxide dismutase (Mn- SOD) from Hemibarbus mylodon (Teleostei, Cypriniformes).
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.
One boy dug into his pocket and revealed the coarse reddish hair of a mylodon.
Las especies representadas en Gruta del Indio incluyen Mylodon sp.
Asi fue como en Punta Alta y en la Patagonia, Darwin encontro 9 restos fosiles de animales gigantes extinguidos: tres cabezas y huesos de Megatherium; un Megalonyx; un esqueleto casi completo de Scelidotherium, que debio ser tan grande como un rinoceronte; un Mylodon Darwinii, un poco menor que el anterior; un desdentado gigantesco; una caparazon de un animal gigantesco muy parecido al armadillo; una especie extinta de caballo; un diente de un paquidermo, el Macrauchenia, notable cuadrupedo tan grande como un camello; un Toxodon, uno de los animales mas extranos que se hayan descubierto jamas, parecido al elefante (Darwin, 1845/1983, ver capitulos V y VI).
La existencia de bosques serranos, en el pie de monte y los bosques a lo largo de los potamos denotan la presencia de grandes animales dentados folivolos, como por ejemplo el Mylodon y el Glossotherium.
Remains of a species more closely related to Paramylodon, Mylodon darwinii, was found in a South American cave with dung that suggested a grassland environment (Salmi 1955; Moore 1978), but this interpretation was subsequently challenged (Heusser et al.