anisodon

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Genus: Anisodon

…an extinct genus of Chalicotheres that lived during the late Miocene to early Pliocene. Like other chalicotheres Anisodon was quite large and likely walked on its knuckles like modern giant-anteaters. Chalicotheres had large claws on their front legs, these claws were likely used to strip vegetation from trees and forage for food, although they could likely use them for defense as well. Like other chalicotheres Anisodon did not have front teeth in their upper jaw, and their back teeth show little wear which suggests that they were selective browsers.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Perissodactyla-Ancylopoda-Chalicotherioidea-Chalicotheriidae-Chalicotheriinae-Anisodon

Images: DiBgd and Ghedoghedo