Any of several extinct hoofed mammals, of the order Litopterna, from the Cenozoic period

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  • litoptern — ▪ extinct mammal  any of various extinct hoofed mammals (mammal) that first appeared in the Paleocene Epoch (which began about 65.5 million years ago) and died out during the Pleistocene Epoch (which ended about 11,800 years ago). The order was… …   Universalium

  • litoptern — m IV, D. a, Ms. litopternnie; lm M. y paleont. litopterny «Litopterna, rząd kopalnych ssaków kopytnych (zbliżonych wyglądem do lam, ale z niewielką trąbą), które żyły w okresie od paleocenu do plejstocenu na lądzie Ameryki Południowej» ‹z gr.› …   Słownik języka polskiego

  • litoptern — li·top·tern …   English syllables

  • litoptern — līˈtäpˌtərn noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Litopterna : one of the Litopterna …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Litopterna — Taxobox status = Fossil image width = 250px image caption = Macrauchenia name = Litopterna regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia infraclassis = Eutheria superordo = †Meridiungulata ordo = †Litopterna ordo authority = Ameghino,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Macraucheniidae — Taxobox name = Macraucheniidae status = Fossil image width = 250px image caption = Macrauchenia regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = †Litopterna familia = †Macraucheniidae familia authority = Gill, 1872 Macraucheniidae is …   Wikipedia

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