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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So his surprise was only partly feigned, because even though the bone in question really came from a different kind of chalicothere, my answer was close enough for the immediate purpose.
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.