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Temporal range: Middle Eocene – Lower Miocene 40 – 18 million years ago
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Suina
Superfamily: Entelodontoidea
Family: Entelodontidae
Lydekker, 1883

Entelodonts were a family family of pig-like omnivores widespread in forests of North America, Europe, and Asia.

They flourished for about 20+ million years from the middle Eocene to the early Miocene epochs.

It is thought that they included omnivores, carnivores and scavengers.

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