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meaning: "Shovel tooth"
Named By: Erwin Hinckly Barbour in 1927
Time Period: Middle Miocene-Late Miocene
Location: Mostly known from across the USA. Some remains are also known from Asia and Africa
Size: About 3 meters long, 2.5 - 3 meters tall at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Fossil remains of multiple individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Proboscidea | Gomphotheriidae |
Also known as: | Amebelodon hicksi | Amebelodon paladentatus | Amebelodon sinclairi | Mastodon grandincisivum | Stegotetrabelodon grandincisivus | Trilophodon hicksi | Trilophodon paladentatus |

Amebelodon is a genus of extinct proboscidean belonging to Amebelodontidae (the so-called shovel-tuskers), a group of proboscideans related to the modern elephants and their close relative the mammoth. The most striking attribute of this animal is its lower tusks, which are narrow, elongated, and distinctly flattened with the degree of flattening varying among the different species. Two valid species are currently placed within this genus, which was endemic to North America. Other species once assigned to Amebelodon are now assigned to the genus Konobelodon, which was once a subgenus.

Read more about Amebelodon at Wikipedia
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