Facts about Uintatherium, an extinct prehistoric animal

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Dinosaur Jungle   >   Other Prehistoric Animals   >   Uintatherium

Uintatherium



Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Mammalia
  Order Dinocerata
  Family Uintatheriidae
  Genus Uintatherium
Uintatherium was an extinct genus of mammals that lived in North America during the middle of the Eocene epoch, between about 45 million and 40 million years ago. It was a herbivore (plant-eater) and believed to have eaten grasses, browsed leaves from shrubs, and probably also eaten swamp and marsh plants (it is believed to have lived near water).

Uintatherium was about the size of a rhinoceros, and its most remarkable feature was its heavy skull with a thick cranium. Its upper canine teeth were enlarged (especially in males), and would have served as defense weapons, and males also had six horn-like structures ("ossicones") growing from the frontal region of the skull - these may have been used for defense, or perhaps to attract mates.

Uintatherium

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Uintatherium were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 45 and 40 million years ago

Uintatherium were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 45 and 40 million years ago


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A Memoir Upon Loxolophodon and Uintatherium, Two Genera of the Sub-Order Dinocerata
By Osborn Henry Fairfield 1857-1935

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The problem of the Uintatherium molars (Bulletin / American Museum of Natural History)
By Horace Elmer Wood

Published by order of the Trustees, American Museum of Natural History
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On Uintatherium, Bathmodon and Triisodon. Contained in Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Part II-October to December 1882 pages 294-300.
By Edward D. Cope

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, 1883.
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On Uintatherium, Bathmodon and Triisodon
By E. D Cope

Academy of Natural Sciences
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