Phosphatherium Gheerbrant et al. 1996 (proboscidean)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Phosphatheriidae

Full reference: E. Gheerbrant, J. Sudre, and H. Cappetta. 1996. A Palaeocene proboscidean from Morocco. Nature 383:68-70

Parent taxon: Phosphatheriidae according to E. Gheerbrandt et al. 2005

See also Gheerbrant et al. 1996, Gheerbrant et al. 2002, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Shoshani and Tassy 2005

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Phosphatherium escuilliei

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution: found only at Ouled Abdoun Basin (Phosphatherium type specimen) (Eocene of Morocco)

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