Temporal range: Late Pliocene
Artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Hyracoidea
Family: Pliohyracidae
Subfamily: Pliohyracinae
Genus: Kvabebihyrax
Gabunia & Vekua, 1966
K. kachethicus
Binomial name
Kvabebihyrax kachethicus
Gabunia & Vekua, 1966

Kvabebihyrax kachethicus is an extinct hyrax from the Pliocene of the Caucasus.

With a length of 1.6 metres (5 ft 4 in), Kvabebihyrax was much larger than modern hyraxes, comparable in size to larger species of the Paleogene genus Titanohyrax. Its robust body and eyes placed high on the skull gave it a hippopotamus-like appearance. It also had large pairs of incisors in both jaws.[1]


  1. ^ Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 237. ISBN 1-84028-152-9.