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Stegotetrabelodon

An artist's impression of Stegotetrabelodon.

Stegotetrabelodon is or was a species of gomphothere or elephant from the late Miocene epoch. Its remains have been discovered in North Africa and in the Arabian Desert. In that times the deserts were theorised to be a sub tropical forest with lots of Trees.

The largest species, Stegotetrabelodon syrticus, measured roughly 3 to 4 metres high at the shoulder. This genus is the first example of elephant herd activity.

Arabian Peninsula[]

In the Media[]

  • It also made a Video Game appearance in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey.

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Trivia[]

  • The Stegotetrabelodon inspired a fictional Creature called a Mûmakil (known in Westron as an Oliphaunt) in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings The two Towers & Return of the King.

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