Merycopotamus

noun

Mer·​yc·​o·​pot·​a·​mus
-kōˈpätəməs
: a genus of Asiatic Pliocene and Pleistocene artiodactyls related to the genus Anthracotherium and sometimes made the type of a distinct family

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek mērykasthai + New Latin -o- + potamos river

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“Merycopotamus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Merycopotamus. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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