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indricotherium

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indricotherium
  (ĭn'drə-kō-thîr'ē-əm)   
Plural indricotheria
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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