Serbelodon

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Serbelodon
Temporal range: Middle Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Gomphotheriidae
Genus: Serbelodon
Frick, 1933
Type species
Serbelodon barbourensis
Frick, 1933
Species

S. barbourensis Frick, 1933
S. burnhami Osborn, 1933

Serbelodon is an extinct genus of African and European Proboscidean. It was a gomphothere "shovel-tusker". It had tusks and a trunk. It lived during the Miocene Epoch, and may have evolved from Amebelodon.

Serbelodon burnhami was named after Frederick Russell Burnham the brother-in-law of the fossil's discoverer John C. Blick.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osborn, Henry Fairfield (June 29, 1933). "Serbelodon Burnhami, a new Shovel-Tusker from California". American Museum Novitates (639): 1–5. Retrieved 2007-11-01.