Definition of Mylodon

1. Noun. Large (bear-sized) extinct edentate mammal of the Pleistocene in South America.

Generic synonyms: Edentate
Group relationships: Genus Mylodon



Definition of Mylodon

1. n. An extinct genus of large slothlike American edentates, allied to Megatherium.

Definition of Mylodon

1. a sloth [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mylodon

myelopoietic
myeloproliferative
myelosuppression
myelosuppressive
myenteric
myenteric plexus
myenteron
myg
mygale
mygales
myiases
myiasis
mylar
mylars
myletis
mylodon (current term)
mylodons
mylodont
mylodontid
mylodonts
mylohyoid
mylonite
mylonites
mylonitic
mym
myna
myna bird
mynah
mynah bird
mynahs

Literary usage of Mylodon

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1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1845)
"WAGNER on the genus mylodon. By Prof. OWEN, FRS To the Editors of the Annals of Natural History. GENTLEMEN, IN the very excellent report on Mammalogy, ..."

2. Elements of Geology by Alonzo Gray, Charles Baker Adams (1863)
"Among the most remark able were the megatherium, mylodon, ... The mylodon and megatherium closely resembled in their structure Jig. 52. mylodon ROBUSTUS. ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
""While presenting the closest affinity to the small arboreal sloths, the mylodon, with its claw-armed inner toes, had the outer thick and stunted, ..."

4. Palaeontology or a systematic summary of extinct animals and their by Richard Owen (1861)
"... mylodon robustus (Pleistocene, S. America). part of the skull to the end of the tail, 11 feet. It was discovered buried 12 feet deep in the fluviatile ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"mylodon (Gr. pM.q, mill, ... The mylodon has the heavy form of the megatherium, with a dentition resembling that of the ..."

6. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"Megatherium and mylodon.—Cabbage Palms, or Tree Palmettos.—Deceptive Appearance of Submarine Forest.—Alligators swallowing Flints. ..."

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