Amebelodon Barbour 1927 (gomphothere)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Full reference: E. H. Barbour. 1927. Preliminary Notice of a New Proboscidean Amebelodon fricki, gen. et sp. nov. Bulletin of the Nebraska State Museum 13:1-4

Parent taxon: Gomphotheriidae according to W. D. Lambert and J. Shoshani 1998

See also Barbour 1927, Carroll 1988, Geraads et al. 2005, Lambert 1990, McKenna and Bell 1997, Shoshani and Tassy 1996 and Shoshani and Tassy 2005

Sister taxa: Afromastodon, Amahuacatherium, Anancinae, Choerolophodontinae, Cuvieroniinae, Cuvieronius, Eubelodon, Eurybelodon, Gnathabelodon, Gomphotheriinae, Gomphotherium, Mastodon shepardii, Megabelodon, Morrillia, Pediolophodon, Pentalophodon, Platybelodon, Progomphotherium, Rhynchotheriinae, Rhynchotherium, Rhynchotherium rectidens, Selenolophodon, Serbelodon, Sinomastodon, Stegomastodon, Synconolophus, Tetralophodon, Torynobelodon

Subtaxa: Amebelodon (Amebelodon) Amebelodon (Konobelodon) Amebelodon britti Amebelodon floridanus Amebelodon fricki Amebelodon grandincisivus

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (12: Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas collections)

• Miocene of Turkey (1), United States (10: Florida, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 23 collections each including a single occurrence

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