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Megatherium americanum Cuvier, 1796

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  • Title: Megatherium americanum Cuvier, 1796
  • Specific epithet: americanum
  • Scientific name authorship: Cuvier, 1796
  • Order: Edentata
  • Locality: Uruguay
  • Latest period or highest system: Quaternary
  • Latest era or highest erathem: Cenozoic
  • Latest epoch or Highest series: Pleistocene
  • Latest eon or highest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Higher geography: South America; Uruguay
  • Higher classification: Animalia; Mammalia; Edentata; Megatheriidae
  • Genus: Megatherium
  • Family: Megatheriidae
  • Earliest period or lowest system: Quaternary
  • Earliest era or lowest erathem: Cenozoic
  • Earliest epoch or lowest series: Pleistocene
  • Earliest eon or Lowest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Continent: South America
  • Class: Mammalia

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