coryphodon definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of extinct mammals from the eocene tertiary of Europe and The united states. Its species varied in dimensions between the tapir and rhinoceros, and had been allied to those pets, but had brief, plantigrade, five-toed legs, like elephant.
    • A genus of fossil Eocene quadrupeds, regarding the subungulate series, by some described the Amblypoda (which see).
    • [lowercase] A mammal of the genus Coryphodon.
    • A genus of extinct animals from the eocene tertiary of Europe and America. Its species varied in size amongst the tapir and rhinoceros, and had been allied to those animals, but had short, plantigrade, five-toed legs, like the elephant.
    • A genus of fossil Eocene quadrupeds, of subungulate show, by some referred to the Amblypoda (which see).
    • [lowercase] A mammal of genus Coryphodon.

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