Meaning of Titanotherium in English:


Pronunciation /tʌɪˌtanə(ʊ)ˈθɪərɪəm/ /ˌtʌɪtənəˈθɪərɪəm/


  • A former genus of very large extinct ungulates from the Eocene of North America, resembling gigantic rhinoceroses with two bony horns side by side on the snout; (also titanotherium) an animal of this or a related genus.

    The former members of this genus have been reassigned to the genus Megacerops.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. From scientific Latin Titanotherium from titano- + -therium.