titanothere


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titanothere

(taɪˈtænəˌθɪə)
n
(Palaeontology) any of various very large horse-like perissodactyl mammals of the genera Menodus, Brontotherium, etc, that lived in Eocene and Oligocene times in North America. See also chalicothere
[C19: from New Latin Tītānotherium giant animal, from Greek Titan + thēr wild beast]
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Hammerhead Titanothere: A beast that almost twice the size of an elephant and it is like a six-legged rhinoceros.
Titanothere allometry, heterochrony, and biomechanics: Revising an evolutionary classic.
One famous example is that of the Titanothere horn, which may have initially evolved as a correlated response to selection on body size (Huxley, 1932, pp.