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Xiphodontidae
Restoration Xiphodon gracilis 1863
Restoration of Xiphodon from 1863
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family †Xiphodontidae

Xiphodontidae is an extinct family of even-toed ungulates (order Artiodactyla), endemic to Europe during the Eocene 40.4—33.9 Ma, existing for approximately 6.5 million years. They were, most likely, all terrestrial herbivores.

Genus Xiphodon[]

Xiphodon is an extinct genus of artiodactyl mammals found in the European Tertiary formations.It had slender legs, didactylous feet, and small canine teeth. Xiphodon was closely related to camels.

Genera[]

Dichodon
Haplomeryx
Paraxiphodon
Xiphodon
 X. castrense
 X. gracilis
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