Anthracobune

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Anthracobune
Temporal range: Middle Eocene
Cranial elements of anthracobunids.png
Cranial elements of members of Anthracobune
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla[1]
Family: Anthracobunidae
Wells & Gingerich 1983
Genus: Anthracobune (type)
Pilgrim 1940
Species[1]
Anthracobune distribution.svg
The inferred range of Anthracobune

Anthracobune ("coal mound") is an extinct genus of stem perissodactyl from the middle Eocene of the Upper Kuldana Formation of Kohat, Punjab, Pakistan.

The size of a small tapir, it lived in a marshy environment and fed on soft aquatic plants. It is the largest known anthracobunid. This group was formerly classified with proboscideans.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cooper, L. N.; Seiffert, E. R.; Clementz, M.; Madar, S. I.; Bajpai, S.; Hussain, S. T.; Thewissen, J. G. M. (2014-10-08). "Anthracobunids from the Middle Eocene of India and Pakistan Are Stem Perissodactyls". PLoS ONE. 9 (10): e109232. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109232. PMC 4189980Freely accessible. PMID 25295875. 

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