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meaning: "Welded beast"
Named By: Burmeister in 1837
Time Period: Early Miocene-Early Pleistocene
Location: Across Africa, Eurasia and North America
Size: Around 3 meters high at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Hundreds of specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Proboscidea | Gomphotheriidae |
Also known as: | Genomastodon | Ocalientinus | Serridentinus | Tatabelodon | Tetrabelodon | Trilophodon | Trobelodon |

Gomphotherium ("Welded Beast") is an extinct genus of proboscid from the Neogene and early Pleistocene of Eurasia, Africa, and North America.

Read more about Gomphotherium at Wikipedia
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