Uintatherium
Dinoceras Di*noc"e*ras, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? terrible + ?, ?, horn.] (Paleon.) A genus of large extinct Eocene mammals from Wyoming; -- called also {{Uintatherium}}. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

Note: They were herbivorous, and remarkable for three pairs of hornlike protuberances on the skull. The males were armed with a pair of powerful canine tusks. [1913 Webster]


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