Temporal range: Miocene–Holocene
Stegodontidae is an extinct family of proboscideans that lived from the Miocene through the Pleistocene period, endemic to Africa and Asia from 20.43 to 0.0041 Ma. Although commonly regarded a family, they are often seen as a subfamily (Stegodontinae) of the true elephants (family Elephantidae).
- Paleobiology database: Stegodontidae basic info
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