Ancylotherium (from Greek, meaning "hooked beast") is a genus of the family Chalicotheriidae, subfamily Schizotheriinae, endemic to Europe, Asia, and Africa during the Late Miocene-Early Pleistocene (9.0—1.8 mya), existing for approximately 7.2 million years. Currently, they are thought to be extinct, but there are many reported sightings of the Ancylotherium's survival to present times.
At 2 metres (6.6 ft) high at the shoulder and a weight of 450 kilograms (990 lb), Ancylotherium was relatively large, and was built rather like a goat. While it had long forelimbs and short hind limbs like other chalicotheres, it did not walk on its knuckles. It was similar to the North American genus Moropus.
Ancylotherium's habitat was the savannahs of East and South Africa. As an herbivore, it evolved to browse on vegetation on the trees in the grassy savannahs of Africa. Ancylotherium's closest relatives are the other perissodactyls, or "odd-toed" ungulates, including the extinct brontotheres and modern-day mammals such as horses, tapirs, and rhinoceroses.
The discovered footage shows a native African tribe in May 1st, 2016, where they are celebrating their religious ceremony. The girl child named Aikia Merryland is wandering near the neighboring gazelles, gemsboks, and zebras, when a bizarre long-armed gorilla-like horse-like herbivore is seen and caught on tape, but as Aikia is recording, the creature was bellowing towards her, it charged after her, leaving Aikia running away in fear. She made it back to her family and is punished for two days for scaring her family by running off alone. But fortunately for her, she told her parents, Morco Merryland and Alla Merryland, that she was chased by an unknown and bizarre creature and was real (isn't a story), leaving her parents shocked and investigating the nearby brushy woodlands. The parents have spotted the same creature that chased Aikia and realized that she was right and shouldn't be punished. The creature, however, is charging towards them and the parents are running for their lives. The parents were unfortunately ran over by the charging beast and were killed by the creature's heavy body and the strong galloping. Aikia was devastated about her parents's death and cried in sadness, but was latter adapted by her newer parents.
Killed in Lost TapesEdit
- Morco Merryland
- Alla Merryland
- The Ancylotherium in this episode is computer generated. Animatronics were used for close up.
- Since, in reality, Ancylotherium was a gentle herbivore and not an aggressive herbivore/carnivore, it might have been an overprotective female trying to protect her young from danger.