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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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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Nice! :D
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-)
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
No problem! :)
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Angrydinobirds Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist
If I can add something to this reconstruction; from what I recall, since this animal probably stripped bark from trees, then it should have a more elephant-like trunk.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think so.the evidence on being an aquatic vegetarian is more strong:-)
 
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot.it was qiute interesting:-)
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-) (Smile)
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:iconmaria-schreuders:
Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Appel You're so welcome by Maria-Schreuders  
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:iconraishinl:
RaishinL Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing job as always! By the way, do you take requests for drawing extinct mammals?
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks:-)
Yes,I accept requests on Cenozoic animals.:-)
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:iconraishinl:
RaishinL Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Cool, if possible could you do an illustration like this of Palaeoloxodon namadicus, its the largest known land mammal even bigger then then Paraceratherium by at least 5 tons, there arent many good images that give you a good sense of just HOW HUGE the thing is.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I can do that.first I should collect some resources.;-)
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:iconraishinl:
RaishinL Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
would be cool to see that :) looking forward to it
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist
Such long body! By the way, nice effects with the water :)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-)
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Elephantwithapen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Very nice work. It it is fascinating to think of a time when Europe and America were swarming with elephants, hippos and rhinos. 
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much.:-)
Yes the diversity of megafauna was quite amazing compared to what we can see today!:-)
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
O 3 O interesting looking
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:) (Smile) 
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Ursumeles Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Nice!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:-)
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RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:-)
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RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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NefelisSt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great reconstruction. I love the long, rather thin body shape - stands apart from the usual heavy, elephant-like bodies seen in most reconstructions.
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TheGroundedAviator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Roy Chapman Andrews and Walter Granger (named after him) found this species in Mongolia in the late 1920's.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info:-)
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TheGroundedAviator Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
No problem, amazing story. Saw one in New York I think.
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Julianez Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Wonderful work, I love it. :)
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-) (Smile)
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:iconjulianez:
Julianez Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
Your welcome it's a pleasure.
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jesusgamarra Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful!! Great reconstruction friend XD
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-) (Smile)
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-) (Smile)
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ThePrehistoricMaster Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Nice job! Such a cool mammal.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-) (Smile)
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Student General Artist
I think I heard that the trunk of Platybelodon has been proven to be less wide and flat.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-) (Smile)
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Student General Artist
For the information?
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly;P
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job bro, love how you worked out details, like its reflection in the river water, and the shading.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks bro,Your words are so inspiring to me:-)
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:iconhashashin619:
Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it, you are most welcome bro^^
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot:-) (Smile)
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