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An extinct terrestrial edentate mammal of the Cenozoic era in America, typically of very large size.
- ‘The first North Americans lived side-by-side with elephant-like mammoths and mastodons, giant short-faced bears, sabre-toothed cats, tree-sized ground sloths and heavily armoured glyptodonts.’
- ‘Sabertooth tigers stalked giant ground sloths around the La Brea Tar Pits, and left behind their bones.’
- ‘We, furthermore, tested extracts from a cave bear from which endogenous bear sequences cannot be amplified and a Pleistocene ground sloth from South America using the same controls.’
- ‘In North America these included mammoths and mastodon, giant ground sloths, and glyptodonts.’
- ‘Inside the caves here, you can virtually smell the dung of prehistoric mammoths and ground sloths.’
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