They resemble the later Moeritheriidae in both size and cheek tooth morphology, but lack their characteristic tusks. They are known only from fragmentary remains (mainly teeth) from Eocene deposits of the North-western part of the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. These animals were probably amphibious and lived in marshy environments. They were relatively small, ranging in size from 1 to 2 m in length. The family may be ancestral to both the Moeritheriidae and the desmostylians. The family might also be ancestral to the Sirenia, but this is disputed.
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