Stegolophodon

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Stegolophodon
Temporal range: MiocenePliocene[1]15.97–3.6Ma
Stegolophodon latidens.JPG
Tooth of Stegolophodon latidens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Stegodontidae
Genus: Stegolophodon
Pohlig, 1888
Stegolophodon cautleyi

Stegolophodon is an extinct genus of proboscidean. Stegolophodon was a Stegodontidae with two tusks and a trunk. It lived during the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs, and may have evolved into Stegodon. Fossils have been primarily found in Asia but some have also been reported in Africa.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stegolophodon Pohlig 1888 (proboscidean)". Paleobiology database. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Maguire, Kaitlin (November 2010). "The Stegodontidae". University of California Museum of Paleontology.