†suborder Deinotherioidea (proboscidean)

Mammalia - Proboscidea

Parent taxon: Proboscidea according to W. J. Sanders et al. 2010

See also Carroll 1988, Koufos et al. 2003 and McKenna 1975

Sister taxa: Amebelodontidae, Arcanotherium, Barytherioidea, Caenobasileus, Caenobasileus tremontigerus, Cryptomastodon, Elephantiformes, Elephantoidea, Eritherium, Euelephantoidea, Hemimastodontidae, Mastodontidae, Moeritherioidea, Neodesmostylus, Plesielephantiformes

Subtaxa: Deinotheriidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ethiopia (4 collections), Kenya (20), Tanzania (5)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ethiopia (3), Kenya (8), Malawi (1)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (10), Kenya (12), the Russian Federation (1), Tanzania (6), Uganda (2), Ukraine (7)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (5)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (1)

• Miocene of Afghanistan (1), Austria (7), Bulgaria (1), France (14), Georgia (3), Germany (8), Greece (14), Hungary (1), India (3), Iraq (1), Kazakhstan (1), Kenya (17), Lebanon (1), Moldova (3), Namibia (4), Nepal (4), Pakistan (20), Romania (1), Saudi Arabia (2), Slovakia (2), South Africa (1), Spain (4), Switzerland (1), Thailand (2), Turkey (4), Uganda (3), Ukraine (8)

• Oligocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (2)

Total: 221 collections including 226 occurrences

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