†suborder Barytherioidea Andrews 1906 (proboscidean)

Mammalia - Proboscidea

Parent taxon: Proboscidea according to E. Gheerbrant et al. 2002

See also Carroll 1988 and Sanders et al. 2010

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

Subtaxa: Barytheriidae Numidotheriidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Egypt (1 collection), Oman (5)

• Eocene of Algeria (1), Egypt (2), Libya (4), Mali (1), Morocco (1), Western Sahara (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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