Konobelodon

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Konobelodon
Temporal range: Miocene, 15–10 Ma
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Mandible of Konobelodon britti on display at the State Museum of Pennsylvania
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Konobelodon

Lambert, 1990
Species
  • K. atticus (Wagner, 1857)
  • K. britti (Lambert, 1990) (type)
  • K. robustus Wang, Shi, He, Chen, and Yang, 2016[1]

Konobelodon is a genus of gomphothere from southern Europe, China, and North America.

Taxonomy[edit]

Konobelodon was originally coined as a subgenus of Amebelodon,[2] and was subsequently elevated to full generic rank in a 2014 re-appraisal of "Mastodon" atticus.[3] Within Amebelodontinae, Konobelodon is closely related to Platybelodon and Torynobelodon.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wang, S.; SHI, Q.; HE, W.; Chen, S.; Yang, X. (2016). "— A new species of the tetralophodont amebelodontine Konobelodon Lambert, 1990 (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from the Late Miocene of China". Geodiversitas. 38 (1): 65–97. doi:10.5252/g2016n1a4.
  2. ^ Lambert, W. D. (1990). "Rediagnosis of the genus Amebelodon (Mammalia, Proboscidea, Gomphotheriidae) with a new subgenus and species, Amebelodon (Konobelodon) britti". Journal of Paleontology. 64 (6): 1032–1041.
  3. ^ Konidaris, G. E.; Roussiakis, S. J.; Theodorou, G. E.; Koufos, G. D. (2014). "The Eurasian occurrence of the shovel-tusker Konobelodon (Mammalia, Proboscidea) as illuminated by its presence in the late Miocene of Pikermi (Greece)". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 34: 1437–53. doi:10.1080/02724634.2014.873622.