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Elomeryx
Elomeryx armatus
General Information
Universe Real Life
Classification Elomeryx sp.
Species Type Coal Beast
Homeworld Earth
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; give live birth
Average Length 1.5 metres (4.9 ft)
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Feeding Behavior Herbivorous
Prey Plants
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Eutheria
Superorder Laurasiatheria
Order Artiodactyla
Suborder Cetruminantia
Infraorder Whippomorpha
Family Anthracotheriidae
Subfamily Bothriodontinae
Genus Elomeryx
Species armatus
borbonicus
cluai
crispus
garbanii
Other Information
Status Extinct

Elomeryx is an extinct genus of artiodactyl ungulate, and is among the earliest known anthracotheres. The genus was extremely widespread, first being found in Asia in the middle Eocene, in Europe during the latest Eocene, and having spread to North America by the early Oligocene.

Elomeryx was about 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) in body length, and had a long, vaguely horse-like head. It had small tusks which it used to uproot plants, and spoon-shaped incisors ideal for pulling and cropping water plants. Elomeryx had five-toed hind legs and four-toed front legs, resulting in wide feet which made it easier to walk on soft mud. It probably had similar habits to the modern hippopotamus, to which it may have been related.

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