Family Mastodontidae Gray 1821 (proboscidean)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Mastodontidae

Alternative spelling: Mastodonadae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Proboscidea according to R. E. Eshelman et al. 2018

See also Gray 1821 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Amebelodontidae, Arcanotherium, Barytherioidea, Caenobasileus, Caenobasileus tremontigerus, Cryptomastodon, Deinotherioidea, Elephantiformes, Elephantoidea, Eritherium, Euelephantoidea, Hemimastodontidae, Moeritherioidea, Neodesmostylus, Plesielephantiformes

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Slovakia (1 collection)

• Miocene of China (2), Kenya (1), Spain (2)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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