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nototherium

noun
  1. an extinct Pleistocene rhinoceros-sized marsupial of the genus Nototherium, related to the wombats
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from Greek notos south (referring to their discovery in the S hemisphere) + thērion beast
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Historical Examples

  • You—you are the man who denied the existence of the nototherium, of the marsupial lion, in pleistocene deposits!

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930

    Victor Rousseau