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Andrewsarchus was the largest meat eating land mammal known to have ever existed. It lived in East Asia. No complete skeleton has been ever found—only its skull, which measured 33 inches long. Paleontologists have built up an impression of the rest of the animal's body from knowledge of its skull, and its relation to the bear-like, Mesonyx. If their impression is correct, Andrewsarchus was 6 feet high and 16 feet long. It had long, strong, jaws which it used to eat a variety of foods. Andrewsarchus was a scavenger and an omnivore, it would eat anything. It belonged to a group of carnivorus hoofed mammals called mesonychids. Fossil hunters have found most mesonychid remains near rivers and coasts, suggesting that this was where they lived and hunted.

In Popular Culture[]

  • Andrewsarchus appeared in the second episode of Walking With Beasts.
  • Andrewsarchus in Jurassic Park: Builder as a limited carnivore in the Glacier park.
  • Andrewsarchus can be created in the Cenozoic park in Jurassic World: The Game.