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Fossil range: Middle Miocene to Late Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Anthracotheriidae
Subfamily: †Bothriodontinae
Genus: Libycosaurus
Bonnarelli, 1947
  • L. algeriensis
  • L. anisae
  • L. petrocchii

Libycosaurus ("Lizard of Libya") was one of the last anthracothere genera. It lived from the Middle to the Late Miocene, and ranged throughout Central and Northern Africa, and in Uganda, in what was then a lush, marshy environment.

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