chalicothere

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chalicothere

(ˈkælɪkəʊˌθɪə)
n
(Palaeontology) any of various very large extinct Tertiary horselike perissodactyl mammals that had clawed feet but otherwise resembled titanotheres
[C19: from New Latin Chalicotherium type genus, from Greek khalix gravel + Greek thērion a little beast, from thēr wild animal]
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After this third bioevents the rhinocerotoids, anthracotherids, proboscideans, carnivores, chalicotheres, deinotheres, bovids, suids, Creodonta, ruminantia, amynodontiae, and crocodilians were found in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent.
Butler (1962, 1978a, 1978b, 1984) described the chalicotheres and insectivorans from the deposits.
The perissodactyl fauna of the Dhok Pathan comprises rhinos, chalicotheres and hipparionines (Heissig, 1972; Iqbal et al.
Although I wasn't entirely sure, I had earlier heard someone mention that this site had been known to produce remains of chalicotheres -- strange extinct beasts related to horses -- and this thing fit my mental image of their anatomy.
The fossil layer is partially exposed at both sites, and visitors can see rhinoceros and chalicotheres bones in their natural state.
Many vertebrates like rhinocerotoids, antharacotherids, proboscideans, carnivores, chalicotheres, deinotheres, bovids, suids, Creodonta, ruminantia, amynodontiae and crocodilians andalso many invertebrates are reported.