The Sanitheriidae were a small family of suid-like artiodactyls that lived during the Miocene epoch of Eurasia and Africa. In life, they must have resembled a peccary or a small boar in appearance. Sanitheres were bound to aquatic habitats, like swamps and river shores where they fed on both vegetation as on carrion or smaller animals.
Distribution & Fossil evidence
Fossil remains of sanitheres have been found in Greece, India, Pakistan and Namibia and mostly comprise of isolated teeth and fragments of jaws or skulls.
The Sanitheriidae are a small family that currently consists of several genuses. They are probably closely related to suids.