megalonyx definition

  • noun:
    • An extinct quaternary mammal, of good size, allied to your sloth.
    • An extinct quaternary mammal, of great size, allied towards the sloth.
    • A genus of gigantic extinct Pleistocene edentate quadrupeds linked to the sloths, from the family members Mylodontid√¶ (often, however, referred to the Megatheriid√¶), obtaining the leading enamel in each jaw large and separated from the other individuals by a broad diastema. M. cuvieri is amongst the best-known types.
    • [lowercase] An individual or a species of this genus.

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