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Bothriodon

Bothriodon velaunus

Resurrected on:

17 jan. 2021

Genus information

Bothriodon is a genus of primitive ungulate and belonged to the family of Anthracotheriidae. It lived during the Eocene epoch in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere. In life, it would have resembled a hippopotamus-like animal with a narrow skull and pig-like features. Bothriodon probably inhabited aquatic habitats, like swamps and near rivers and lakes. It probably fed on roots and aquatic vegetation.

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Anthracotheriidae

Northern Hemisphere

Eocene

Species information

Bothriodon velaunus is the type species of its genus and fossils have been found in France. It could grow up to 1.5 meters in length and weighted about 200 kg. The genus evolved in Eurasia and migrated to North America by using the Bering land bridge.

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Bothriodon velaunus

Von Meyer, 1832

Europe

Eocene

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1.5 m

70 cm

200 kg

Reference:

L. Gabunia. 1966. Sur les Mammifères oligocènes du Caucase. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 7(8):857-869

Size comparison extinct dinosaur animal megafauna

Size comparison

Extinct dinosaur animal megafauna distribution map

Distribution map

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