scelidotherium love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of megatherioid edentate mammals founded by Owen in 1840 upon remains of a species called S. leptocephalum, from the Pleistocene of Patagonia.


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  • To these were now added the _Mylodon Darwinii_, a giant sloth; the scelidotherium, a somewhat smaller form; the great camel-like, yet odd-toed, macrauchenia; and the toxodon, as large as a hippopotamus, yet having a strange resemblance to the little rodents.

    Life of Charles Darwin 1870


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