Anoplotherium

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Anoplotherium
Temporal range: late Eocene
Anoplotherium commune 667.JPG
Anoplotherium commune skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Tylopoda
Superfamily: Anoplotherioidea
Genus: Anoplotherium
Cuvier, 1804
Species

A. latipes Gervais, 1852

Synonyms

Genus-level:
Eurytherium Gervais, 1852
Hoplotherium Meyer, 1841
Oplotherium Laizer & Parieu, 1838
Pleregnathus Laizer & Parieu, 1838
"Thylacomorphus" Gervais, 1876 (nomen nudum)


Species-level:
Anoplotherium platypus Pomel, 1851
Anoplotherium commune Cuvier, 1804

Skeletal restoration
Anoplotherium commune fossil, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris

Anoplotherium is an extinct genus of ungulates which lived from the Late Eocene to the earliest Oligocene. It was first found in the gypsum quarries near Paris.[1]

This animal probably weighed about 80 kg, a weight comparable to that of the living llama.

References[edit]

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