Entelodon

Entelodon

 

a genus of fossil swinelike mammals of the Oligocene. The animals were the size of hippopotamuses, measuring approximately 2 m in height at the withers. The skull was long (about 1 m), with a well-developed parietal crest, as in predators. The teeth included long, pointed incisors, large canines, cutting premolars, and nodular molars. The lateral digits in Entelodon were drastically reduced, and the animals were functionally didactylous, a fact established by V. O. Kovalevskii. They were distinguished from true swine by their more predatory way of life. The animals were widely distributed in Eurasia.

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The fearsome cast will include the entelodon, a beast which evolved into the common or garden pig.
FEARSOME: An entelodon squares up to a hyenadon in Walking With Beasts; GIMME: Stars Burke and Dreyfus; BACK ON OUR SCREENS: Ab Fab's Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders
It stars a terrifying duo named Hyenadon and Entelodon plus the ancient ancestors of cats and pigs.
FEARSOME: An entelodon squares up to a hyenadon in Walking With Beasts; BACK: Ab Fab's Lumley and Saunders; GIMME: Stars Burke and Dreyfus
The fearsome cast will include entelodons, a beast which evolved into the common or garden pig.