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(Science: paleontology) An extinct gigantic quaternary mammal, allied to the ant-eaters and sloths. Its remains are found in south America.

Origin: NL. Megatherium, fr. Gr. Megas great _ thyrion beast.

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... The Museum’s founder, Richard Owen, was a world-famous palaeontologist and one of the pre-historic animals he identified is the Megatherium, the giant ground sloth. Owen’s desire to display large specimens like this dictated the scale of the museum.

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by sachin
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Help about Extinct Animals?
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What about this? I like to learn about this. I know theres evolution board but there cannot be discussed about life habit of for example megatherium, about ecosystem in which he lived, about other animals to which he competited. Or about Ediacara fauna and animals which formed this formation ...

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by protozoan
Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: paleontology
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