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uintathere

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Pronunciation: /juːˈɪntəθɪə
 
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Definition of uintathere in English:

noun

An early fossil hoofed mammal of the Eocene epoch, with a heavy rhinoceros-like body and a grotesque head with several bony horn-like swellings and long canine teeth.
  • Family Uintatheriidae, order Dinocerata, including Uintatherium
Example sentences
  • Mammals included many giant yet small-brained rhinoceros-like types - the Asiamerican uintatheres, and brontotheres and the African arsinoitheres.
  • Many types of large mammals disappear, including all the uintatheres and brontotheres and indricotheres.
  • Eocene uintatheres sported several blunt pairs of horns that were probably covered by skin.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Uintatherium, from Uinta(h), the name of a mountain range in Utah, US (where remains were found), + Greek thērion 'wild beast'.

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