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Eubelodon

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  â€ Gomphotheriidae
Rank  Genus
Class  Mammalia
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Proboscidea
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Similar  Proboscidea, Rhynchotherium, Archaeobelodon, Sinomastodon, Protanancus

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.

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Fossil distribution

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.

Taxonomy

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

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

References

Eubelodon Wikipedia


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