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meaning: "Slow/sloth foot"
Named By: Othniel Charles Marsh in 1877
Time Period: Early Miocene, 23-13.6 Ma
Location: Across the United States
Size: About 2.4 meters tall at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Remains of multiple individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Chalicotherioidea | Chalicotheriidae | Schizotheriinae |
Also known as: | Chalicotherium merriami | Lophiodon oregonensis | Macrotherium merriami | Moropus cooki | Macrotherium matthewi | Moropus parvus | Moropus petersoni |

Moropus (meaning "slow foot") is an extinct genus of perissodactyl ("odd-toed") mammal that belonged to the group called chalicotheres, which were endemic to North America during the Miocene from ~23.0--13.6 Mya, existing for approximately 9.4 million years.

Moropus is related to the modern horse, rhino, and tapir.

Read more about Moropus at Wikipedia
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