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Amebelodon
Temporal range: Middle Miocene – Late Pleistocene
AmebelodonIllustration.jpg
An artist's impression of Amebelodon.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Amebelodontidae
Genus: Amebelodon
Barbour, 1927
Species
  • Amebelodon floridanus (Leidy, 1868)
  • Amebelodon fricki Barbour, 1927 (type)

Amebelodon is a genus of extinct proboscidean belonging to Amebelodontidae (the so-called shovel-tuskers), a group of proboscideans related to the modern elephants and their close relative the mammoth. The most striking attribute of this animal is its lower tusks, which are narrow, elongated, and distinctly flattened with the degree of flattening varying among the different species.

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