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Arretotherium

Arretotherium acridens

Resurrected on:

10 jan. 2021

Genus information

Arretotherium is a genus of primitive ungulate and belonged to the family of Anthracotheriidae. It lived during the Oligocene and Miocene epoch of North America. It life, if would have resembled a small hippopotamus-like animal with a narrow head and pig-like features. The species was probably bound to aquatic habitats, like swamps, and probably foraged on roots and aquatic vegetation.

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Anthracotheriidae

North America

Oligocene to Miocene

Species information

Fossils of Arretotherium acridens have been found in the USA, but the genus is only known from incomplete fossils. It differed from other Anthracotheres by its rather short muzzle and more robust lower jaw. Arretotherium was a fairly small species, reaching about 90 cm in length and weighted about 120 kg.

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Arretotherium acridens

Douglass, 1902

North America

Oligocene to Miocene

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Weight:

90 cm

40 cm

120 kg

Reference:

E. Douglass. 1902. Fossil Mammalia of the White River beds of Montana. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 20:237-279

Size comparison extinct dinosaur animal megafauna

Size comparison

Extinct dinosaur animal megafauna distribution map

Distribution map

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