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steg·o·don

 (stĕg′ə-dŏn′)
n.
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).]

stegodon

(ˈstɛɡəˌdɒn) or

stegodont

n
(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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The Pinjor Formation (Pleistocene) yielded the geologically youngest fauna of the Siwaliks, including Proamphibos, Bubalus, Boselaphus, Indoredunca, Axis, Elephas, Stegodon, Rhinoceros, Sivatherium and Equus (Colbert, 1935; Akhtar, 1992; Nanda, 2002; Basu, 2004; Ghaffar et al., 2012, 2017).
Des ossements d'un Stegodon, un [beaucoup moins que] ancetre [beaucoup plus grand que] de l'elephant, vieux de quelque 3 millions d'annees, ont ete decouverts lors des travaux de terrassement de la nouvelle penetrante Jijel-autoroute Est-Ouest, dans la localite de Guelta Zerga pres de Setif.
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For instance, the animals whose bones were found: a rhinoceros and an elephant-like stegodon, both long extinct.
The find, made at Philippines' largest island Luzon's Kalinga province, includes an almost complete carcass of Rhinoceros and the remains of Philippine brown deer, freshwater turtle, monitor lizard, and stegodon or the extinct relative of elephants.
Study is done up to various orders and sub orders ofPerrisodactyls andArtiodactyls (Genera include Stegodon, Selenoportax, Hipparion).
Pero a diferencia de los Elephantidae, los Gomphoteriidae al parecer no fueron buenos nadadores y la distribucion de los Elephantidae (incluido el genero Mammuthus y Stegodon) se cree fue producto de la conjugacion de la caida del nivel del mar, lo que aumento la extension de las planicies costeras y disminuyo la amplitud de los pasos marinos, y su habilidad para el nado en el mar (Johnson, 1980), algo que no parece haber ocurrido con Cuvieronius hyodon (Fischer, 1814) ni con ningun otro Gomphotheriidae.
A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1 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.
Lahore -- A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old Stegodon tusk in Punjab province, potentially shedding new light on the mammal's evolutionary journey.
A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1mn-year-old stegodon tusk in the central province of Punjab, potentially shedding new light on the mammal's evolutionary journey.
Part of a lower jaw from a stegodon, a now-extinct, elephant-like creature, provided raw material for the tool.