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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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.