from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of very large extinct ruminants found in the Tertiary formation of India. The snout was prolonged in the form of a proboscis. The male had four horns, the posterior pair being large and branched. It was allied to the antelopes, but very much larger than any exsisting species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus Of Sivatheriidæ.
- n. An animal of this genus; a sivathere.
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Heavy broad-leaf litter covered the ground, making a carpet for deer and elk, broad-shouldered sivatherium, and droopy-horned pelorovis.
They saw small herds of moose and sivatherium, camelops and wapiti.
CAUTLEY, however, have shown that anatomical proofs are all against this inference, but if any doubt remained it must yield to the fact, that among the _fauna_ of the Sewalik hills the sivatherium and the giraffe were contemporaries.
According to him the sivatherium -- a fossil animal that had been found in the Himalaya mountains -- was the primeval type that time had fined down into the giraffe from long-continued feeding on the branches of trees.
The minor range of the Himalaya, the Sewalik hills, contain, besides numerous mastodons, the sivatherium and the gigantic land-tortoise
Now, it is a singular fact that an almost similar structure to the abnormal one of the niata breed characterises the great extinct ruminant of India -- the sivatherium.