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Anoplotherium
Temporal range: Late Eocene
Anoplotherium by pristichampsus
An artist's illustration of Anoplotherium latipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Anoplotheriidae
Genus: Anoplotherium
Cuvier, 1804
Binomial name
Anoplotherium latipes
Gervais, 1852
Synonyms

Genus synonymy

  • Oplotherium (Laizer & Parieu, 1838)
  • Pleregnathus (Laizer & Parieu, 1838)
  • Hoplotherium (Meyer, 1841)
  • Eurytherium (Gervais, 1852)
  • "Thylacomorphus" (Gervais, 1852) (nomen nudum)

Species synonymy

  • Anoplotherium commune (Cuvier, 1804)
  • Anoplotherium platypus (Pomel, 1851)

Anoplotherium was a genus of ungulates which lived from the Late Eocene to the earliest Oligocene. It was first found in the gypsum quarries near Paris.

This animal probably weighed about 80 kg, a weight comparable to that of the living llama.

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A herd of Anoplotheriums at the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

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