Moeritheriidae

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phylum Chordata Moeritherium ('the beast from Lake Moeris') is a genus consisting of several extinct species. These prehistoric mammals are related to the elephant and, more distantly, the sea cow. They lived during the Eocene epoch. The Moeritherium species were pig-like animals that lived about 37-35 million years ago, and resembled modern tapirs or pygmy hippopotamuses.

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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Proboscidea
family †Moeritheriidae
genus †Moeritherium
Temporal range Late Eocene