genus Uintatherium

noun
type genus of the Uintatheriidae; extinct large herbivorous ungulates somewhat resembling elephants; from the Eocene in Wyoming
Syn: ↑Uintatherium
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Uintatheriidae, ↑family Uintatheriidae
Member Meronyms: ↑dinoceras, ↑uintathere

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  • Uintatherium — Temporal range: Middle Eocene …   Wikipedia

  • Uintatherium — noun type genus of the Uintatheriidae; extinct large herbivorous ungulates somewhat resembling elephants; from the Eocene in Wyoming • Syn: ↑genus Uintatherium • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Uintatheriidae, ↑family Uintatheriidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Uintatherium — U*in ta*the ri*um, n. [NL., fr. Uinta, the Indian name of the region where the animals were discovered + Gr. qhri on beast.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of large Eocene ungulates allied to Dinoceras. This name is sometimes used for nearly all the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uintatherium — ▪ paleontology  extinct genus of large, hoofed mammals (mammal) found as fossils (fossil) in North America and Asia in terrestrial deposits that date from the middle of the Eocene Epoch (55.8–33.9 million years ago). The size of a modern… …   Universalium

  • Uintatherium — Dinoceras Di*noc e*ras, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? terrible + ?, ?, horn.] (Paleon.) A genus of large extinct Eocene mammals from Wyoming; called also {{Uintatherium}}. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] Note: They were herbivorous, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of prehistoric mammals — This is a list of articles dealing with animals that lived and went extinct during prehistoric times. It does not include species that existed then that still continue to exist into recorded history.ubclass PrototheriaInfraclass Yinotheria*Family …   Wikipedia

  • dinoceras — noun a variety of dinocerate • Syn: ↑uintathere • Hypernyms: ↑dinocerate • Member Holonyms: ↑Uintatherium, ↑genus Uintatherium …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Uintatheriidae — noun an extinct family of Dinocerata • Syn: ↑Uintatheriidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Dinocerata, ↑order Dinocerata • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • uintathere — noun a variety of dinocerate • Syn: ↑dinoceras • Hypernyms: ↑dinocerate • Member Holonyms: ↑Uintatherium, ↑genus Uintatherium …   Useful english dictionary

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