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Français : Le Paresseux terrestre, ou paresseux géant d'Amérique du Nord (autrefois nommé Megalonyx ou Mégathère de Jefferson), dont le nom scientifique est Megalonyx jeffersonii est une espèce éteinte qui a vécu en Amérique du Nord lors du Pléistocène. Les anglophones le nomment « giant ground sloth » ou « Jefferson's ground sloth ». Selon les squelettes découverts aux USA, certains individus dépassaient 2 m de hauteur.
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Source Caspar Wistar, “A Description of the Bones Deposited, by the President, in the Museum of the Society, and Represented in the Annexed Plates, Transactions, pp. 526-531, plates, 1799 (for American Philosophical Society)
Author Caspar Wistar, illustrateur et membre de l'American Philosophical Society

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