Bothriogenys

Bothriogenys was a genus of anthracotheres that lived in Eastern Africa during the late Eocene to early Oligocene. Most fossils have been found in Fayum, Egypt, but one species, B. orientalis, is known from late Eocene deposits in Thailand.

Bothriogenys
Temporal range: late Eocene to Early Oligocene
Bothriogenys fraasi.JPG
Arsinoitherium (top) and Bothriogenys fraasi (bottom)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Anthracotheriidae
Subfamily: Bothriodontinae
Genus: Bothriogenys
Schmidt, 1913
Species
  • B. fraasi Schmidt, 1913 (type)
  • B. andrewsi Schmidt, 1913
  • B. gorringei (Andrews & Beadnell, 1902)
  • B. rugulosus Schmidt, 1913
  • B. orientalis Ducrocq, 1997

In life, they would have resembled hippopotamuses with small, elongated heads.