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Any of various extinct proboscidean mammals of the genus Stegodon of the Pliocene to the Pleistocene Epochs, having long straight tusks.

[New Latin Stegodōn, genus name : Greek stegos, roof (from stegein, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots) + -odon (so called because of the distinctive ridges on its molars).]


(ˈstɛɡəˌdɒn) or


(Palaeontology) any proboscidean mammal of the genus Stegodon, of Pliocene to Pleistocene times, similar to the mastodons
[C19: New Latin (literally: ridge-toothed), from Greek stegos roof, from stegein to cover + odōn tooth]
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Among those disappearing during this time are Proamphibos kashmiricus, Hemibos triquetricornis, Kobus porrecticornis, Sivatragus bohlini, Hexaprotodon sivalensis, Rhinoceros sivalensis, Equus sivalensis, Stegodon bombifrons, Elephas planifrons, and Elephas namadicus that are likely tied to both environmental changes as well as competition with new taxa, which had migrated southwards.
Study is done up to various orders and sub orders ofPerrisodactyls andArtiodactyls (Genera include Stegodon, Selenoportax, Hipparion).
1 million-year-old stegodon tusk in Punjab province, potentially shedding new light on the mammal's evolutionary journey.
An ancient tusk was found by scientists in Pakistan, offering clues to the history of the stegodon, an elephant-like animal that roamed over 1 million years ago.
Professor Muhammad Akhtar, who led the research trip, told This discovery adds to our knowledge about the evolution of the Stegodon, particularly in this region.
1mn-year-old stegodon tusk in the central province of Punjab, potentially shedding new light on the mammal's evolutionary journey.
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The commonly collected mammalian taxa from the same sediments from the Hasnot where the Gazella specimens were recovered are: Dorcatherium, Dorcabune, Tragoportax, Selenoportax, Pachyportax, Elachistoceras, Cervus, Bramatherium (Hydaspitherium), Giraffa, Stegodon, Stegolophodon, Merycopotamus, Propotamochoerus, Hippohyus, Hippopotamodon, Sivalhippus, Chilotherium, Percrocuta and Indarctos (Colbert, 1935; Pilgrim, 1937, 1939; Akhtar, 1992; Barry et al.
While fossils of several species of pygmy Stegodon, a large extinct land turtle and a large komodo dragon-sized monitor have been located in Pleistocene deposits in Timor (Hooijer 1969a, 1969 b; Verhoeven 1964), there is no evidence yet that they coexisted with modern humans and the timing and reason for their extinction remains unknown (O'Connor 2002).