Definition of Pliolophus in English:

Pliolophus

Pronunciation /plʌɪˈɒləfəs/

noun

  • A genus of extinct perissodactyl quadrupeds allied to tapirs and horses, known from remains of the Eocene epoch.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From scientific Latin Pliolophus, genus name from plio- + ancient Greek λόϕος crest.