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meaning: "Greatest beast"
Named By: R. J. G. Savage in 1973
Time Period: early Miocene 23.03-11.61 Ma
Location: Africa, with countries including Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Namibia, Uganda
Size: Largest known skull about 66 centimetres long. Overall roughly about 135 centimetres high at the shoulder
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Skull and postcranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Eutheria | Laurasiatheria | Creodonta | Hyaenodontidae | Hyainailourinae |

Megistotherium (from Greek, megistos "greatest" + therion "beast" and osteon 'bone' + thlaston 'crushed, bruised' with -es being an agent noun: 'bone-crusher') is an extinct genus of hyaenodontid, the only known species of which is Megistotherium osteothlastes. It is most likely a junior synonym of Hyainailouros sulzeri

Read more about Megistotherium at Wikipedia
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