Stegolophodon

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Stegolophodon
Temporal range: MiocenePleistocene 15.97–0.781 Ma
Stegolophodon latidens.JPG
Tooth of Stegolophodon latidens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Stegolophodon
Pohlig, 1888
Stegolophodon cautleyi

Stegolophodon is an extinct genus of proboscidean. Stegolophodon was a stegodontid with two tusks and a trunk. It lived during the Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs,[1][2][3][4][5] and may have evolved into Stegodon. Fossils have been primarily found in Asia but some have also been reported in Africa.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suga, Shoichi; Nakahara, Hiroshi (2012-12-06). Mechanisms and Phylogeny of Mineralization in Biological Systems: Biomineralization ’90. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9784431681328. 
  2. ^ Youping Zhang, Yuzhu Long, Hongxiang Ji, Suyin Ding, Translated by Will Downs Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University March, (November 1999) [1989]. "The Cenozoic Deposits of the Yunnnan Region" (PDF). Professional Papers on Stratigraphy and Paleontology No. 7, Geological Publishing House, Peking, China, pp. 1-21. 
  3. ^ Geer, Alexandra van der; Lyras, George; Vos, John de; Dermitzakis, Michael (2011-02-14). Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781444391282. 
  4. ^ "The first mariners | AURANET". www.ifrao.com. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Fossilworks: Stegolophodon". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  6. ^ Maguire, Kaitlin (November 2010). "The Stegodontidae". University of California Museum of Paleontology.