A very large carnivorous mammal (Andrewsarchus mongoliensis, order Creodonta) of the Eocene epoch.
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- At least the teeth of Andrewsarchus seem to make it more of scavenger than Tyrannosaurus might have been.
- Also, what did the world look like during the time of the Andrewsarchus, plate tectonically?
- However, the possibility of Andrewsarchus hunting or scavenging in or near ancient rivers has not been completely ruled out.
modern Latin: from the name of US paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews (1884–1960), who led the expedition on which the animal's fossils were found, + Greek arkhos 'ruler'.
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