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An extinct giant ground sloth found in deposits formed during the ice age of the Pleistocene epoch in South America. It died out only 11,000 years ago.
- ‘It was in fact, evidently a piece of the skin of a mylodon, which had survived in this region until modern times.’
- ‘The book has a number of factual errors, which even I can identify, such as claiming that the Chinese picked up some mylodons (extinct giant sloths) when they stopped by Patagonia.’
- ‘His notion that the Chinese loaded up a few mylodons (giant ground sloths) in Patagonia, only to let one escape in Australia, would not have withstood a couple of minutes on the internet.’
- ‘Instead, we are treated to four vigorous profiles, with only the lion and the mylodon drawn full frontal.’
- ‘The cave now contains an unbelievably horrible life-size plastic model of a mylodon.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek mulē mill, molar + odous, odont- tooth.
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