Gomphotherium shensiensis Chang and Zhai 1978 (gomphothere)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Full reference: H.-c. Chang and R.-j. Zhai. 1978. [Miocene mastodonts of Lantian and Lintung, Shensi]. Professional Papers of Stratigraphy and Palaeontology 7:136-142

Belongs to Gomphotherium according to H.-c. Chang and R.-j. Zhai 1978

Sister taxa: Gomphotherium anguirvalis, Gomphotherium angustidens, Gomphotherium brewsterensis, Gomphotherium connexus, Gomphotherium emmonsi, Gomphotherium gratum, Gomphotherium nebrascensis, Gomphotherium ngorora, Gomphotherium obscurum, Gomphotherium productum, Gomphotherium pygmaeus, Gomphotherium rugosidens, Gomphotherium simplicidens, Gomphotherium wimani, Serridentinus mongoliensis, Serridentinus filholi, Tetrabelodon osborni, Tetrabelodon angustidens, Trilophodon ligoniferus

Type specimen: IVPP V3084. Its type locality is Shilihe River (locality 64008), Niujiakou, Lantian, Shaanxi, which is in the Serravallian of sandstone/mudstone the Lengshuigou Formation China.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of China (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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