Bothriogenys

Bothriogenys fraasi

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Genus information

The genus of Bothriogenys consists of primitive ungulates that belonged to the Anthracotheriidae family. They lived during the Eocene and Oligocene epoch of Africa and Asia. Bothriogenys probably inhabited wet habitats, like swamps and shores of rivers and lakes. They were herbivores that probably foraged on roots and aquatic vegetation. In life, it would resemble a hippopotamus-like animal with a narrow skull and pig-like features.

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Anthracotheriidae

Africa and Asia

Eocene to Oligocene

Species information

Bothriogenys fraasi lived during the Oligocene epoch of Africa and Asia and fossils were found in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. It was fairy large in size, growing up to 1.7 meters in length and weighted about 250 kg.

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Bothriogenys fraasi

Schmidt, 1913

Africa and Asia

Oligocene

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1.7 m

80 cm

250 kg

Reference:

Lihoreau, F., & Ducrocq, S. (2007). Family Anthracotheriidae. The evolution of artiodactyls, 89-105.

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