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Definition of Megatherium

Megatherium
Megathere Meg"a*there, Megatherium Meg`a*the"ri*um, n. [NL. megatherium, fr. Gr. me`gas great + thyri`on beast.] (Paleon.) An extinct gigantic quaternary mammal, allied to the ant-eaters and sloths. Its remains are found in South America.

Meaning of Megatherium from wikipedia

- Megatherium (/mɛɡəˈθɪəriəm/ meg-ə-THEER-ee-əm from the Gr**** mega [μέγας], meaning "great", and therion [θηρίον], "beast") is an extinct genus of ground...
- The Megatherium Club was founded by William Stimpson. It was a group of Washington, D.C.-based scientists who were attracted to that city by the Smithsonian...
- many species of ground sloths ranging up to the size of elephants (like Megatherium) inhabited both North and South America during the Pleistocene Epoch...
- years ago, also in South America. The group includes the heavily built Megatherium (given its name 'great beast' by Georges Cuvier) and Eremotherium. The...
- not give an etymology. However, some subsequent authors called it B. megatherium ****uming the name was incorrectly spelled. This trend continues as many...
- million years ago, in South America. The group includes the heavily built Megatherium (given its name 'great beast' by Georges Cuvier) and Eremotherium. An...
- The Paleontological Museum Megatherium (Spanish: Museo Paleontológico Megaterio) is a museum in the province of Santa Elena in Ecuador, located in the...
- a tail. At the time, the discovery was believed to have belonged to Megatherium, a type of giant ground sloth. A man named Sellow found some carapace...
- bear-sized xenarthran was related to the much larger, and far more famous Megatherium, although it has recently been placed in a different family, Nothrotheriidae...
- of change in climate or catastrophe. He identified the little-known Megatherium by a tooth and its ****ociation with bony armour, which had at first seemed...
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