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Protanancus
Temporal range: Early to Late Miocene
ProtanancusFossil.jpg
The mandible and lower jaw of Protanancus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Gomphotheriidae
Genus: Protanancus
Arambourg, 1945
Type species
Protanancus macinnesi
Arambourg, 1945
Other species
  • Protanancus chinjiensis Lewis, 1932
  • Protanancus tobieni Wang, Deng, 2015
  • Protanancus brevirostris Wang, Deng, 2015
Protanancus is an extinct genus of proboscidean which lived during the Miocene epoch in Africa, Asia and Europe. It was a gomphothere.

This animal was around the size of an modern Asian elephant and similar to its close relative Gomphotherium. However, Protanancus' jaw was long and narrow and had two tusks with flattened terminals.

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