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A large, extinct ground sloth of the genus Megatherium that lived from the Miocene through the Pleistocene Epochs, primarily in South America.

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The ground sloth Megatherium americanum: Skull shape, bite forces
BACILLUS MEGATHERIUM therium (Knaysi, 1933), the author said
the mammoth and the giant ground sloth, or Megatherium. He relates, Megatherium” (“Bernard Lacépède” 15–16).
Phenotypic and Genetic Variability Among Three Bacillus
Abstract: Three B. megatherium isolates namely BM1, BM2 and BM3 were isolated data showed that, inoculation AM media with 3 isolates of B.
nly around 1800 did naturalists recognize that several large and
they were soon joined by the Megatherium.

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Mosasaurs: Masters of the Bronx Cheer
Mosasaurus, the giant ground sloth Megatherium, the mammoth of Sibera, and the American mastodon gave him some wonderful, alliterative evidence.) Cretaceous New Jersey, as envisioned by paleontologist ED Cope in 1869.
Oh, possum!
camel” of America, which had the neck and legs of a giraffe; Castoroides, a 9-foot-tall beaver; Latifrons the bison, whose horns stretched 8 feet from tip to tip; Megatherium, Mylodon and Megalonyx, mighty ground sloths with the bulk of elephants.
Hombres y animales del Paleolítico
El sello de diez centavos muestra un megatherium junto a un austrolopitecus afaroenesis, le sigue la estampilla de quince centavos donde un austrolopitecus africanus acompaña a toxodon.

Suggested Web Resources

Megatherium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Megatherium
Weighing almost a much as an elephant, Megatherium must have been one of the most impressive animals to walk the Earth.
Megatherium Printout-
Megatherium Printout. The Giant Ground Sloth (Megatherium) was an elephant- sized sloth from the Ice Ages.
The UnMuseum - The Giant Sloth
Revenge of the Meat-Eating Megatherium | Wired Science |
Jun 9, 2011 Unknown Island has to be one of the crummiest dinosaur movies ever made.

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