Prehistoric Models: Dinocerata

(uintatheriidae)

Mammals are a class animals defined as warm-blooded vertebrates, distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, the secretion of milk by females for the nourishment of the young, and (typically) the birth of live young (with only two modern exceptions).

Members of the order Dinocerata meaning “terrible horn” are extinct herbivorous mammals that lived during the Eocene Epoch. These large hoofed mammals have destinctive paired horns and tusk-like canine teeth. 

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Superclass: Tetrapoda – Class: Mammalia – Order: Dinocerata

(Dinocerata)

 Late Paleocene to Late Eocene

Genus: Uintatherium “Beast of the Uinta Mountains”

Genus pronounced: Win-tah-fee-ree-um

Named by: Joseph Leidy – 1872

Species: U. anceps (type )and U. insperatus

Classification: Family: Uinatatheriidae

Time: Eocene (Ypresian to Bartonian)

Location: China, Henan Province – Lushi Formation. USA – California, Texas, Utah, Wyoming.

Size: 1.70m (5.6 ft) Height

Diet: Herbivore

Genus: Uintatherium “Beast of the Uinta Mountains”

Genus pronounced: Win-tah-fee-ree-um

Named by: Joseph Leidy – 1872

Species: U. anceps (type )and U. insperatus

Classification: Family: Uinatatheriidae

Time: Eocene (Ypresian to Bartonian)

Location: China, Henan Province – Lushi Formation. USA – California, Texas, Utah, Wyoming.

Size: 1.70m (5.6 ft) Height

Diet: Herbivore

Genus: Eobasileus “Dawn Emperor”

Genus pronounced: E-o-ba-sil-e-us

Named by: Edward Drinker Cope – 1872

Species: U. cornutus (type)

Classification: Family: Uinatatheriidae

Time: Eocene (Lutetian)

Location: United States of America

Size: 2.1m (6.9 ft) Height

Diet: Herbivore

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