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- Moeritherium is an extinct mammal and may be the ancestor of all elephants.
- Moeritherium is a modern day relative of a group of mammals that had long noses and tusks, like the elephant.
- Moeritherium ('the beast from Lake Moeris ') was a prehistoric mammal related to the elephant and, more distantly, the sea cow.
- Moeritherium, a bizarre aquatic animal, is a form of food for the Basilosaurus.
- Moeritherium was a pig-like animal, about 70 cm high, and resembling the tapirs.
- Three groups of elephant-like animals descended from Moeritherium: Deinotherioidea, Mastodontoidea, and Elephantoidea.
- The Moeritherium crawls on to land, but in the mangroves, land does not last long.
- However the moeritherium escapes and the Basilosaurus returns to the sea.
- Earliest elephant, Moeritherium (Egypt): 1 m tall, size of a large pig, eats soft, juicy plants.
- In 1901, Charles Andrews described Moeritherium lyonsi from fossil remains found in the Qasr-el-Sagha formation in the Al Fayyum in Egypt.
- Fossilized remains of Moeritherium have been extracted from the Qasr el Sagha Formation and the Gabal Qattrani Formation north of Birket Qarun in the Fayoum.
- Elephants (mastodons}discovered in the Fayoum include the Moeritherium, and his descendants, Palaeomastodon and Phioma.
- Moeritherium, Numidotherium, Barytherium (early-mid Eocene) -- A group of three similar very early elephants.
- Extinct Mammal
- Animals > Vertebrates > Mammals > Elephants
- Earth > Geology > Eocene > Basilosaurus
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