Indricotherium meaning

ĭndrə-kō-thîrē-əm
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Any of various extinct land mammals of the genus Indricotherium of the Oligocene and Miocene Epochs, characterized by a long neck and very large size, possibly having weighed up to 15,750 kilograms (35,000 pounds).
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A very large, extinct land mammal of the genus Indricotherium (formerly Baluchitherium ) of the Oligocene and Miocene Epochs. It stood 5.5 m (18 ft) high at the shoulder and weighed four times as much as an elephant. It was related to the rhinoceros but had a long neck, long legs, and no horns. The indricotherium is the largest land mammal known to have existed.
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Origin of indricotherium

  • New Latin Indricothērium genus name Russian indrik fabulous beast in Russian folklore (probably from alteration of Old Russian inŭrogŭ unicorn) (inŭ one oi-no- in Indo-European roots) (rogŭ horn) Greek thērion wild beast treacle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition