Palaeotheriidae

plural noun
Palaeo·​the·​ri·​idae

Definition of Palaeotheriidae

: a family of extinct perissodactyl mammals of the Eocene and Miocene of Europe and America that are related to the horses but in some respects resemble tapirs

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History and Etymology for Palaeotheriidae

New Latin, from Palaeotherium, type genus (from pale- + -therium) + -idae

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“Palaeotheriidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palaeotheriidae. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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