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[Gr.,=terrible beast], extinct mammal related to the elephant, fossil remains of which have been found in Miocene and Pliocene formations of Africa, Europe, and India.
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Induction of exotic deinotheres, native African folivorous beasts, in Dharmsala Basin of Indian Himalayan region in early Miocene is a potential proxy to the fact that basin was having a well drained thick forest, and thus older levels of the region revealing barrenness indicate a big change in the intervening interval.