Plural megatheriums or megatheria
A large, extinct ground sloth of the genus Megatherium that lived from the Miocene through the Pleistocene Epochs, primarily in South America. It was as large as an elephant, had long curved claws and teeth only in the sides of its jaws, and ate plants. The megatherium was more closely related to the modern two-toed sloth than to the three-toed sloth.
But when the priest of the megatherium cried: "Who will have this stranger for a god?"
The feet also are different from those of megatherium (see Fig. 50).
First, parts of three heads and other bones of the megatherium, the huge dimensions of which are expressed by its name.
Is there not the megatherium for the literary, and the Munchausen for the travelled?
It looked like a keepsake the megatherium had hoped to save from the usurpers of its lair.
The other skeleton, found at Las Averias, was described to be as large as that of the megatherium.
The osseous plates mentioned below must have belonged to one of the Glyptodontidae, and not to megatherium.
In this deposit around the lake (now dry) fossil bones occur—elephas, megatherium, horse, etc.
Thirty years ago we knew as little of the ways of the ward boss as we knew of the megatherium or the great auk.
megatherium is the type of yet a third family, Megatheriidae, of the Gravigrade Edentates.