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Stegodon
Temporal range: Miocene-Pleistocene
Stegodon.jpg
A life restoration of Stegodon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Stegodontidae
Genus: Stegodon
Falconer, 1847
Referred species
  • Stegodon aurorae
    (Matsumoto, 1918)
  • Stegodon elephantoides
    (Clift, 1828)
  • Stegodon florensis
    (Hooijer, 1957)
  • Stegodon ganesha
    (Faloner & Cautley, 1846) (type)
  • Stegodon kaisensis
    (Hopwood, 1939)
  • Stegodon luzonensis
    (von Koenigswald, 1956)
  • Stegodon miensis
    (Matsumoto, 1941)
  • Stegodon mindanensis
    (Naumann, 1890)
  • Stegodon orientalis
    (Owen, 1870)
  • Stegodon sompoensis
    (Hooijer, 1964)
  • Stegodon sondaari
    (van den Bergh, 1999)
  • Stegodon trigonocephalus
    (Martin, 1887)
  • Stegodon zdanskyi
    (Hopwood, 1935)

Stegodon was a species of elephant that was directly related to modern elephants. It lived in Eocene Africa.

Their are Pygmy Stegodon in Indonesia.

Morphology

Size

Stegodon was one of the largest proboscideans, along with more derived genera.

Taxonomy

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