Palaeotheriidae sentence example

palaeotheriidae
  • The section is divisible into the families Equidae and Palaeotheriidae, of which the latter is extinct.
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  • The palaeotheres, which range in size from that of a pig to that of a small rhinoceros, are now regarded as representing a family, Palaeotheriidae, nearly related to the horsetribe, and having, in fact, probably originated from the same ancestral stock, namely, Hyracotherium of the Lower Eocene (see Equidae).
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  • (See EQUInAE and Horse.) In the Palaeotheriidae the premolars may be or 1, and are generally molar-like, while the first (when present) is always close to the second; all the cheek-teeth short-crowned and rooted, with or without cement.
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