genus Mylodon

noun
type genus of the Mylodontidae; sometimes included in family Megatheriidae
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Mylodontidae, ↑family Mylodontidae
Member Meronyms: ↑mylodon

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