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Arsinoitherium
Temporal range: late Eocene – early Oligocene
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Arsinoitherium zitteli
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†Embrithopoda
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†Arsinoitheriidae
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Arsinoitherium
Type species
Arsinoitherium zitteli
Beadnell, 1902

Arsinoitherium is an extinct genus, a large mammal that lived during the early Oligocene (about 38 to 23 million years ago). Although it looked like a rhinoceros, it is more closely related to elephants. Fossils of Arsinoitherium have been found in Faiyum, Egypt.

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