from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of titanothere.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This time, it was the turn of the massive rhinoceros-like titanotheres - most likely Brontotherium - spotted hauling Grond, the giant battering ram of Mordor, in the main battle scenes...
When this learned tyrant ended his excavations, men knew that in ages past the land of Colorado had been shared by gigantic dinosaurs beyond their imagining, and bison with unbelievable horns, and titanotheres and animals not yet visualized, and men became aware of the fact that the earth which they had been assuming was theirs had always belonged to other creatures, too.
But whereas all the individual titanotheres finally died out, leaving no descendants, a number of the three-toed horses did leave descendants, and these descendants, constantly changing as the ages went by, finally developed into the highly specialized one-toed horses, asses, and zebras of to-day.
The titanotheres, or brontotheridæ, for ex - ample, a gigantic tribe, offshoots of the same stock which produced the horse and rhinoceros, represented the culmination of a line of descent.
In many respects these animals are suggestive far more than any other dinosaurs, of the great quadrupeds of Tertiary and modern times, rhinoceroses, hippopotami, titanotheres and elephants, as in the horns they suggest the bison.
2. The horns of titanotheres extinct Cenozoic mammals appear in progressively larger sizes, from nothing to prominence.