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Stegolophodon

Stegolophodon , Photo: Michael Lahanas

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Magnordo: Epitheria
Superordo: Afrotheria
Cladus: Paenungulata
Ordo: Proboscidea
Subordo: Elephantiformes
Cladus: Elephantimorpha
Cladus: Elephantida
Superfamilia: Elephantoidea

Familia: †Stegodontidae
Genus: Stegolophodon

Stegolophodon latidens

Tooth of Stegolophodon latidens

Stegolophodon is an extinct genus of stegodontid proboscideans, with two tusks and a trunk. It lived during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs,[1][2][3][4][5] and may have evolved into Stegodon. Fossils have been primarily found in Asia, but some have also been reported in Africa.[6]
S. cautleyi
References

Suga, Shoichi; Nakahara, Hiroshi (2012-12-06). Mechanisms and Phylogeny of Mineralization in Biological Systems: Biomineralization '90. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9784431681328.
Youping Zhang, Yuzhu Long, Hongxiang Ji, Suyin Ding, Translated by Will Downs Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University March (November 1999) [1989]. "The Cenozoic Deposits of the Yunnnan Region" (PDF). Professional Papers on Stratigraphy and Paleontology No. 7, Geological Publishing House, Peking, China, Pp. 1-21.
Geer, Alexandra van der; Lyras, George; Vos, John de; Dermitzakis, Michael (2011-02-14). Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781444391282.
"The first mariners | AURANET". www.ifrao.com. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
"Fossilworks: Stegolophodon". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
Maguire, Kaitlin (November 2010). "The Stegodontidae". University of California Museum of Paleontology.

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