G is for Grangeria – #AtoZChallenge – 2017 – Uintan Mammals

G is for Grangeria.

Grangeria is a large hoofed mammal closely related to horses that lived during the middle Eocene. Whether or not Grangeria is a valid name, or that members of Grangeria are better called Eomoropus is a topic of discussion in paleontology.

Nevertheless, Grangeria is a member of a group called chalicotheres, which were unusual hoofed mammals in that their front legs were proportionately very long, and they may have knuckle-walked like modern anteaters.

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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