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Temporal range: Pliocene - early Holocene, 5–0.0055 Ma
|Megalotragus kattwinkeli skull|
van Hoepen, 1932
Megalotragus was a genus of very large extinct African alcelaphines that occurred from the Pliocene to early Holocene. It resembled modern hartebeests, but differed in larger body size, it includes the largest bovids in the tribe Alcelaphini, reaching a shoulder height of 1.4 m (4.6 ft). The genus consists of three species of which Megalotragus priscus survived until the early Holocene 7.500 C14yBP.
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- Thackeray, John Francis. (2015). Faunal Remains from Holocene Deposits, Excavation 1, Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa. African Archaeological Review.
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