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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These dispersions may have been preceded by an earlier movement of Brachyodus onoideus, a member of the Anthracotheriidae, a now extinct family of hippo-like suiforms, and perhaps by a member of the primate family Pliopithecidae (Thomas 1984; Tchernov 1992b).