oreodont


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Related to oreodont: Merycoidodontoidea

or·e·o·dont

 (ôr′ē-ə-dŏnt′)
n.
Any of various extinct sheep-sized ruminant artiodactyls that were widespread during the Eocene through the Pliocene Epochs in North America. They are usually placed in the group Oreodontoidea.

[From New Latin Oreodōn, type genus : Greek oros, ore-, mountain + Greek -odōn, -odont-, -odont.]

oreodont

(ˈɔːrɪəˌdɒnt) palaeontol
n
(Palaeontology) an extinct prehistoric mammal with hog-like qualities
adj
(Palaeontology) relating to the family Oreodontidae
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People's Choice: Meaghan Emery, "Variation in Modern Artiodactyls and Implications for Oreodont Phylogeny"
Kenyanthropus displays bone cracking and twisting comparable to that in the most distorted oreodont fossils, White contends.
Zachary Taggart, 16, of South Wales, New York, found a piglike deer, or oreodont, adapted for roaming grasslands.