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meaning: "Uinta beast - after the Uinta Mountains"
Named By: Joseph Leidy in 1872
Time Period: Eocene,45-37 Ma
Location: USA
Size: 4 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Many specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Dinocerata | Uintatheriidae |
Also known as: | Dinoceras | Ditetrodon | Elachoceras | Octotomus | Tinoceras | Uintamastix | Uintatherium atrox | Uintatherium alticeps | Uintatherium furcatus | Uintatherium latifrons | Uintatherium leidianum | Uintatherium princeps | Uintatherium pressicornis | Uintatherium robustum | Uintatherium segne | Uintatherium vagans |

Uintatherium ("Beast of the Uinta Mountains") is an extinct genus of herbivorous mammal that lived during the Eocene epoch; two species are currently recognized, U. anceps from the United States during the Early to Middle Eocene, and U. insperatus of Middle to Late Eocene China. Uintatherium became extinct about 37 million years ago, due to competition with perissodactyls, such as brontotheres and rhinos.

Read more about Uintatherium at Wikipedia
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