uintathere


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uintathere

(juːˈɪntəˌθɪə)
n
1. (Palaeontology) any of various extinct Tertiary rhinoceros-like mammals of North America, having six horny processes on the head. Also called: dinoceras
2. (Animals) any of various extinct Tertiary rhinoceros-like mammals of North America, having six horny processes on the head. Also called: dinoceras
[from Uinta, a county in Wyoming + Greek thērion wild animal]
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Noun1.uintathere - a variety of dinocerateuintathere - a variety of dinocerate    
genus Uintatherium, Uintatherium - type genus of the Uintatheriidae; extinct large herbivorous ungulates somewhat resembling elephants; from the Eocene in Wyoming
dinocerate - an extinct ungulate
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Mammals of great size developed, giving rise to ungulates, such as horses and deer, and strange, now-extinct creatures, such as mesonychids and uintatheres. However, the reason for this growth spurt remains contentious in the paleontological community.