genus Megatherium

noun
type genus of the Megatheriidae
Syn: ↑Megatherium
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Megatheriidae, ↑family Megatheriidae
Member Meronyms: ↑ground sloth, ↑megathere

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  • megatherium — [meg΄əthir΄meg΄ə thir′ē əm] n. 〚ModL < Gr megas (see MEGA ) + thērion, beast < thēr, wild animal: see FIERCE〛 any of an extinct genus (Megatherium) of very large, plant eating, ground dwelling sloths: also …   Universalium

  • megatherium — [meg΄əthir΄meg΄ə thir′ē əm] n. [ModL < Gr megas (see MEGA ) + thērion, beast < thēr, wild animal: see FIERCE] any of an extinct genus (Megatherium) of very large, plant eating, ground dwelling sloths: also megathere [meg΄əthir΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Megatherium — noun type genus of the Megatheriidae • Syn: ↑genus Megatherium • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Megatheriidae, ↑family Megatheriidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • MEGATHERIUM —    an extinct genus of mammalia allied to the sloth, some 18 or 20 ft. in length and 8 ft. in height, with an elephantine skeleton …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Megatheriidae — Temporal range: 35–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Promegatherium — Temporal range: Middle Miocene–Late Miocene …   Wikipedia

  • ground sloth — noun gigantic extinct terrestrial sloth like mammal of the Pliocene and Pleistocene in America • Syn: ↑megathere • Hypernyms: ↑megatherian, ↑megatheriid, ↑megatherian mammal • Member Holonyms: ↑Megatherium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of prehistoric mammals — This is a list of articles dealing with animals that lived and went extinct during prehistoric times. It does not include species that existed then that still continue to exist into recorded history.ubclass PrototheriaInfraclass Yinotheria*Family …   Wikipedia

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