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meaning: "Moeris beast - after Lake Moeris"
Named By: Charles William Andrews in 1901
Time Period: Late Eocene
Location: North Africa
Size: 70 centimeters high at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Many specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Proboscidea | Moeritheriidae |

Moeritherium ('the beast from Lake Moeris') is an extinct genus of primitive proboscideans. These prehistoric mammals are related to the elephant and, more distantly, the sea cow. They lived during the Eocene epoch.

Read more about Moeritherium at Wikipedia
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