17 jan. 2021
Bakalovia is a genus of primitive ungulate and belonged to the family of Anthracotheriidae. It lived during the Eocene epoch of Europe and probably inhabited wet habitats, like swamps and near lakes and rivers. In life, it would have resembled a small hippopotamus-like animal with a narrow head and pig-like features.
Fossils of Bakalovia palaeopontica have been found in Bulgaria, but the species is only known from incomplete fossils. Fossils were originally attributed to a similar species of anthracothere, Elomeryx, but were eventually considered te represent a new genus.
Nikolov & Hessig, 1985
I. Nikolov and K. Hessig. 1985. Fossile Säugetiere aus dem Obereozän und Unteroligozän Bulgariens und ihre Bedeutung für die Paläogeographie. Mitteilungen des Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie 25:61-79