Primelephas korotorensis Coppens 1965 (elephant)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae

Alternative combination: Stegodon korotorensis

Synonym: Primelephas gomphotheroides Maglio 1970

Belongs to Primelephas according to H. T. Mackaye et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Primelephas korotorensis: MNHN K-2-60, a tooth (right lower M3). Its type locality is Kolinga, which is in a Pliocene terrestrial horizon in Chad.
  • Primelephas gomphotheroides:

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Chad (5 collections)

• Miocene of Chad (3)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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