Libycosaurus

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Libycosaurus
Temporal range: Middle Miocene to Late Miocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Anthracotheriidae
Subfamily: Bothriodontinae
Genus: Libycosaurus
Bonnarelli, 1947
Species
  • L. algeriensis
  • L. anisae
  • L. petrocchii

Libycosaurus ("Lizard of Libya") was one of the last anthracothere genera. It lived from the Middle to the Late Miocene, and ranged throughout Central and Northern Africa, and in Uganda, in what was then a lush, marshy environment.

External links[edit]

  • Lihoreau F, Boisserie JR, Viriot L, et al. (June 2006). "Anthracothere dental anatomy reveals a late Miocene Chado-Libyan bioprovince". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 103 (23): 8763–7. Bibcode:2006PNAS..103.8763L. doi:10.1073/pnas.0603126103. PMC 1482652. PMID 16723392.