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Platybelodon Molar

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"Shovel-tusker"

(Species unknown)

Gansu Province, China
Price: $30.00
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Platybelodon Molar
The Gomphotheres were a family of proboscidians related to the mastodon and, more distantly, to modern elephants. This specimen is of an unerupted molar from a juvenile individual. The Platybelodons are known as "Shovel-tuskers" because they had an extra set of tusks which protruded from their lower jaws. Gomphotheres were widespread, inhabiting Europe, Asia, and the Americas, where they appear to have survived until the arrival of human beings at the end of the Pleistocene.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Gomphotheriidae
Tribe: Amebelodontini
Genus: Platybelodon
Common Name: "Shovel-tusker"
(Species Unknown) Location found: Gansu Province, China
Era: Miocene
Available as: STL
Size: 45,629 KB
Scanner used: Roland Pix-30