Anthracotheriidae

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Anthracotheriidae

[‚an·thrə·kə·thə′rī·ə‚dē]
(paleontology)
A family of middle Eocene and early Pleistocene artiodactyl mammals in the superfamily Anthracotherioidea.
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Earlier, the skulls of a nine million-year-old anthracothere, Merycopotamus medioximus, and a contemporaneous fossil hippopotamus (Hexaprotodon sivalensis) were found in Pakistan's Siwalik Hills, according to Berkeley.
Lahore -- The skull of an animal, belonging to the family of extinct creatures known as anthracotheres, has been found in Sohawa, Jhelum District of Pakistan's Punjab province.
Fossils suggest that about 35 million years ago, small groups of primates and anthracotheres started to migrate from Asia to Africa.
They think it belonged to a family of extinct hoofed creatures called anthracotheres.
The data also imples that the resident mammals, including giraffes, antelopes, pigs, the hippo-like anthracotheres, and primates, stayed in a limited area and did not move from one river system to the other on a yearly or seasonal basis.
These specimens represent the first record of Eocene anthracotheres in Texas and are the southernmost and easternmost occurrence of the genus.