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meaning: "After a king of Rome"
Named By: Aymard in 1885
Time Period: Late Miocene-Early Pleistocene
Location: Across Africa, Europe and central Asia
Size: 3 meters high at the shoulder, tusks up to 4 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Multiple specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Paenungulata | Proboscidea | Gomphotheriidae |

Anancus is an extinct genus of gomphothere endemic to Africa, Europe, and Asia, that lived during the Turolian age of the late Miocene until the genus' extinction during the early Pleistocene, roughly from 3--1.5 million years ago.

Read more about Anancus at Wikipedia
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