Litopterna

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Litopterna

[‚lid·əp′tər·nə]
(paleontology)
An order of hoofed, herbivorous mammals confined to the Cenozoic of South America; characterized by a skull without expansion of the temporal or squamosal sinuses, a postorbital bar, primitive dentition, and feet that were three-toed or reduced to a single digit.
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His unfamiliarity with research can be seen with the Litopterns, an extinct order of mammals whose legs had similarities to those of the horse.