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meaning: "Peaceful tooth"
Named By: Richard Owen in 1840
Time Period: Pleistocene to Holocene
Location: South America
Size: About 3 meters long. Weight estimates at 200 kilograms
Diet: Herbivore
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.

Read more about Mylodon at Wikipedia
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