Definition of Megatheriidae

1. Noun. Extinct ground sloths.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megatheriidae

Megalopoli
Megalopolis
Megaloptera
Megalosauridae
Megan
Meganesia
Megapodiidae
Megapodius
Megaptera
Megaptera novaeangliae
Megara
Megarian
Megarians
Megaric
Megarics
Megatheriidae
Megaw
Meggan
Meggie
Meghalaya
Meghan
Meghann
Megiddo
Megillah
Megleno-Romanian
Megleno-Romanians
Megrelian
Megrelians
Mehemet Ali
Meherpur District

Literary usage of Megatheriidae

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1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1889)
"... pull the vegetation on which they feed to them from elevated positions or from below the earth, as in the extinct edentates of the family megatheriidae. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... a huge extinct edentate mammal from the Pleistocene deposits of Buenos Aires, typifying the family megatheriidae (or ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"... these two families are combined in the extinct ground sloths (megatheriidae) which have the head and teeth of a sloth and the tail of an anteater (Fig. ..."

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