|Named By:||Richard Owen in 1840|
|Time Period:||Pleistocene to Holocene|
|Size:||About 3 meters long. Weight estimates at 200 kilograms|
|Fossil(s):||Many specimens including exceptionally preserved hair and dung samples|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Xenarthra | Pilosa | Mylodontidae | Mylodontinae ||
Mylodon is an extinct genus of ground sloth that lived in the Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) area of South America until roughly 10,000 years ago.