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FOSSIL RECORD
LARGE SIZE
OLIGOCENE
ARSINOITHERIUM
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Definitions

  1. Arsinoitherium is an extinct genus of paenungulate mammal related to elephants, and hyraxes (Embrithopoda).
  2. Arsinoitherium was an early, horned mammal that lived during the early Oligocene (about 38 to 23 million years ago).
  3. Arsinoitherium (right) is by far the best-known member of the extinct mammalian class Embrithopoda.
  4. Diet: Arsinoitherium was an herbivore, a plant-eater.
  5. Anatomy: Arsinoitherium was a large quadruped that had 5-toed feet and a small brain.

Fossil Record

  1. Until the 1970s only Arsinoitherium itself was known, appearing isolated in the fossil record.

Large Size

  1. The large size and hefty build of Arsinoitherium would have rendered it largely immune to predation.

Oligocene

  1. Arsinoitherium was an early, horned mammal that lived during the early Oligocene (about 38 to 23 million years ago).

Arsinoitherium

  1. Fossils of Embrithopoda such as Arsinoitherium have been found in Egypt, Mongolia, Turkey and Romania.
  2. Fossils of Arsinoitherium have been found in Faiyum, Egypt.
  3. Until recently, Arsinoitherium, from the Oligocene of Fayum, Egypt, was the only embrithopod known.

Categories

  1. Places > Earth > Cenozoic > Oligocene
  2. Large Size
  3. Life > Death > Extinction > Fossils
  4. Places > World > Countries > Egypt
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