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Platybelodon grangeri by Leogon Platybelodon grangeri by Leogon
Platybelodon ("flat-spear tusk") was a genus of large herbivorous mammal related to the elephant (order Proboscidea). It lived during the Miocene Epoch, about 15-4 million years ago, and ranged over Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. Although it thrived during its time, it did not survive past the Miocene.
Platybelodon was very similar to Amebelodon(coming soon...), another, closely related gomphothere genus. Due to the shape of the two lower teeth, which are worn by many gomphothere genera (such as Platybelodon, Archaeobelodon, and Amebelodon), they are popularly known as "shovel tuskers."(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platybel…)

پستانداران ماقبل تاریخ منقرض شده  دیرینه شناسی تکامل فرگشت فیل خزطوم داران میوسن پلتی بلودون گرنجری گامفوتر
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Imdraproc Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Nice and lifelike work! Platybelodon was one of the first prehistoric mammalian beings I heard of, and there is a strange charm to them thanks to their unusual shape and their relation to the elephant. 
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diebruder Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ESTOS MAMIFEROS SON LO MAXIMO
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kootenayphotos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015   Photographer
Wonderful work!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:-)
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kootenayphotos Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015   Photographer
You're welcome :)
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RattlerJones Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
Wonder how its shovel-like tusks work while foraging for food?
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Seeing this is so unused for me. They were quite surreal.
Lovely work, I especially adore how you connect it with the background! Sweet textures on the skin too.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-)
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome!
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BugzAttack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cool!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-)
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BugzAttack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
np. :)
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spiderrojas24 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Did you made it ? Nice work :)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-)
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Strange species, but i like it, kinda looks like a combination of boar and elephant!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The Gomphotheres had one of the oddest appearances of all mammals:-)
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:iconhashashin619:
Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, that makes them unique! ;)
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RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-) (Smile)
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:iconrandyainsworth:
RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Great work on this one!  Such a strange animal, very weird!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks:-)Indeed they were odd:-)
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astronomy20011 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
your work is amazing,keep it going.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-)
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:iconastronomy20011:
astronomy20011 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
you are so welcome!
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TheGroundedAviator Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Think I saw one of these in Paris!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A fossil one?;P
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TheGroundedAviator Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Yeah, and my mistake, it was Archaeobelodon, a picture is on Wikipedia.
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Elizabeth-Mary17 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, he's really interesting looking. 
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-)
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nospacelikespace Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Brilliant.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks:-)
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
totally awesome!!!!!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-)
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, my favorite gomphothere.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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bhut Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
One of the oddest prehistoric elephants ever. ;)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the oddest mammals if I want to be more precise!:-)
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Whisskers Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! This is amazing!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-)
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