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meaning: "Hyrax pig"
Named By: Joseph Leidy in 1871
Time Period: Eocene
Location: Seemingly across northern Eurasia and North America with countries including England, France, Germany, Jamaica, Japan Spain, Switzerland and the USA
Size: Up to about 1.5 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Remains of well over 100 individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Perissodactyla | Hyrachyidae |
Also known as: | Chasmotherium | Colonoceras | Hyrachyus agrarius | Hyrachyus agrestis | Hyrachyus bairdianus | Hyrachyus crassidens | Hyrachyus hypostylus | Hyrachyus imperialis | Hyrachyus princeps | Ephyrachyus | Isectolophus modestus | Lophiodon affinis | Lophiodon bairdianus | Lophiodon modestus | Metahyrachyus |

Hyrachyus (from Hyrax and Ancient Greek: us "pig") is an extinct genus of perissodactyl mammal that lived in Eocene Europe, North America, and Asia. Its remains have also been found in Jamaica. It is closely related to Lophiodon.

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