Gnathabelodon Barbour and Sternberg 1935 (gomphothere)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Full reference: E. H. Barbour and G. F. Sternberg. 1935. Gnathabelodon thorpei, gen. et sp. nov., a New Mud-grubbing Mastodon. Bulletin of the Nebraska State Museum 42:1-12

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

See also Barbour and Sternberg 1935, McKenna and Bell 1997, Shoshani and Tassy 1996, Shoshani and Tassy 2005 and Tobien 1973

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

Subtaxa: Gnathabelodon buckneri Gnathabelodon thorpei

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Type: Gnathabelodon thorpei

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Kansas, Texas collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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