- any member of the extinct mammalian family Brontotheriidae, large, horned relatives of the horse common in North America and Eurasia from the Eocene to the Oligocene epochs.
Origin of titanothere
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The skull of these creatures was rather elongated, and not unlike that of a Titanothere in general aspect.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
So numerous are the fossil remains in the lower White River beds that these strata are called the titanothere beds.
King of this jungle was the titanothere, with its great body, short stocky neck, and columnar legs.
- any of various very large horse-like perissodactyl mammals of the genera Menodus, Brontotherium, etc, that lived in Eocene and Oligocene times in North AmericaSee also chalicothere
C19: from New Latin Tītānotherium giant animal, from Greek Titan + thēr wild beast
- Any of various extinct herbivorous hoofed mammals of the family Brontotheriidae of the Eocene and Oligocene Epochs. Titanotheres were mostly large animals resembling rhinoceroses and had massive skulls with horns and stout bodies.
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