Megatherium Skeleton

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Megatherium ("Great Beast") was a genus of elephant-sized ground sloths that lived from two million to 8,000 years ago. A related genus was Nothrotheriops, which were primarily bear-sized ground sloths. The rhinoceros-sized Promegatherium is suggested to be the ancestor of Megatherium.




The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)


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