Barytheriidae

Barytheriidae

[‚bar·ə·thə′rī·ə‚dē]
(paleontology)
A family of extinct proboscidean mammals in the suborder Barytherioidea.
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Barytherium is a genus of an extinct family (Barytheriidae) of primitive proboscidean that lived during the late Eocene and early Oligocene ages in North Africa.
The Barytheriidae were the first large size proboscideans to appear in the fossil records and were characterised by a strong sexual dimorphism.