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Temporal range: Miocene, 15–4 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Gomphotheriidae
Genus: Eubelodon
Barbour, 1914
  • E. morrilli Barbour, 1914 (type)

Eubelodon morrilli is an extinct genus of a North American proboscidean. This gomphothere had a trunk and tusks. It lived during the Miocene Epoch. It may have evolved from Platybelodon.

Fossil distribution[edit]

Fossils are restricted to what is now the Great Plains of the United States. Remains were found in the Poison Ivy Quarry, Antelope, Brown County, Nebraska, and Tripp County, South Dakota.[1]


Eubelodon was named by Erwin Hinckly Barbour in 1914. It was synonymized subjectively with Trilophodon by Osborn in 1918 and again by Tobien in 1973 with Gomphotherium[2]

It was assigned to Gomphotheriidae by Erwin Barbour in 1914. It was then assigned to Rhynchotheriinae by McKenna and Bell in 1997,[3] Carroll in 1988, Shoshani and Tassy in 1996, Lambert and Shoshani in 1998, and Shoshani and Tassy in 2005.


  1. ^ Paleobiology database, Collections 18147, 18204, 18324.
  2. ^ H. Tobien. 1973. On the Evolution of Mastodonts (Proboscidea, Mammalia); Part 1, The bunodont trilophodont Groups. Notizblatt des Hessischen Landesamtes fuer Bodenforschung zu Wiesbaden 101:202-276.
  3. ^ M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level 1-640 (John Alroy and Mark Uhen, George Mason University)