Arsinoitherium

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Arsinoitherium
Temporal range: late Eocene – early Oligocene
Arsinoitherium zitteli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Superorder: Afrotheria
Order: Embrithopoda
Family: Arsinoitheriidae
Genus: Arsinoitherium
Type species
Arsinoitherium zitteli
Beadnell, 1902

Arsinoitherium is a extinct genus, a large mammal that lived during the early Oligocene (about 38 to 23 million years ago). Although it looked like a rhinoceros, it is more closely related to elephants. Fossils of Arsinoitherium have been found in Faiyum, Egypt.[1]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Turner, Alan & Anton, Mauricio 2004. Evolving Eden: an illustrated guide to the evolution of the African large-mammal fauna. Columbia University Press, New York, 111. ISBN 0-231-11944-5