Megatherium (meaning "Giant beast") was type of ground sloth from South America. It lived from the Pliocene to the Pleistocen epochs, going extinct 8,000 years ago. It lived alongside Smilodon, and Phorasrhacus. It was generally a herbivore, but it would might have been an omnivore, scavenging from carrion. It was one of the largest mammals to exist
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