Toxodon was a large powerful animal, about 9 feet (2.7 meters) long, and 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall at the shoulders.
Toxodon was believed to have gone into decline when North and South America became joined when the Panama isthmus arose, and Smilodon migrated into South America. However, the genus is believed to have only become extinct as a result of human hunting - arrow heads are found in many Toxodon fossils.
Toxodon were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 2.6 million and 1,800 years ago
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