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 Mylodontidæ (often, however, referred to the Megatheriidæ), 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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