Definition of Family megatheriidae

1. Noun. Extinct ground sloths.

Exact synonyms: Megatheriidae
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Suborder Xenarthra, Xenarthra
Member holonyms: Megatherian, Megatherian Mammal, Megatheriid, Genus Megatherium, Megatherium



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Megatheriidae

family Mantidae
family Mantispidae
family Marantaceae
family Marattiaceae
family Marchantiaceae
family Marsileaceae
family Martyniaceae
family Mastodontidae
family Mastotermitidae
family Mayacaceae
family Megachilidae
family Megadermatidae
family Megalonychidae
family Megalosauridae
family Megapodiidae
family Megatheriidae
family Melampsoraceae
family Melanthiaceae
family Melastomaceae
family Melastomataceae
family Meleagrididae
family Meliaceae
family Meliphagidae
family Meloidae
family Membracidae
family Menuridae
family Menyanthaceae
family Meropidae
family Micrococcaceae

Literary usage of Family megatheriidae

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1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1889)
"... pull the vegetation on which they feed to them from elevated positions or from below the earth, as in the extinct edentates of the family Megatheriidae. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... a huge extinct edentate mammal from the Pleistocene deposits of Buenos Aires, typifying the family Megatheriidae (or ..."

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