Definition of Megatheriidae
1. Noun. Extinct ground sloths.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Suborder Xenarthra, Xenarthra
Member holonyms: Megatherian, Megatherian Mammal, Megatheriid, Genus Megatherium, Megatherium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megatheriidae
Literary usage of Megatheriidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."