|Named By:||Johann Jakob Kaup in 1833|
|Time Period:||Late Oligocene-Early Pliocene|
|Location:||Africa, Asia, Europe|
|Size:||2.6 meters high at the shoulder|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Perissodactyla | Chalicotheriidae ||
|Also known as:||| Chalicotherium antiquum | Chalicotherium baltavarense | Chalicotherium grande | Chalicotherium minus | Chalicotherium modicum | Chalicotherium pentelicum | Chalicotherium posterigenium | Chalicotherium sindiense | Chalicotherium sinense | Chalicotherium sivalense | Macrotherium salinum | Schizotherium pilgrimi | Schizotherium wetzleri ||
Chalicotherium (Ancient Greek khalix/khalix, khalik-: pebble/gravel + therion/therion, diminutive of ther/ther : beast) is a genus of extinct browsing odd-toed ungulates of the order Perissodactyla and family Chalicotheriidae, found in Europe, Africa, and Asia during the Late Oligocene to Lower Pliocene, living from 28.4--3.6 million years ago, existing for approximately 24.8 million years.
This animal would look much like other chalicotheriid species: an odd-looking herbivore with long clawed forelimbs and stouter weight bearing hindlimbs.
The type species, Chalicotherium goldfussi, from Miocene and Pliocene Europe, was described by Johann Jakob Kaup in 1833.