Titanohyrax

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Titanohyrax
Temporal range: Early Eocene–early Oligocene
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Restoration
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Hyracoidea
Family: Pliohyracidae
Subfamily: Titanohyracinae
Genus: Titanohyrax
Matsumoto, 1922
Type species
Titanohyrax andrewsi
Species
  • T. andrewsi
  • T. angustidens
  • T. mongereaui
  • T. tantalus
  • T. ultimus

Titanohyrax is an extinct genus of large to very large hyrax from the Eocene and Oligocene. Specimens have been discovered in modern-day Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt. The genus was first described by Matsumoto in 1922.[1] Some species, like T. ultimus, are estimated to be as large as rhinoceri.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Court, N., Hartenberger, J. (1992). "A new Species of the Hyracoid Mammal Titanohyrax from the Eocene of Tunisia" (PDF). Palaeontology. 35 (2): 309–317. 

Sources[edit]

  • Fossils (Smithsonian Handbooks) by David Ward (Page 277)