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Platybelodon grangeri
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Published: June 1, 2016
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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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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-)
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No problem! :)
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Angrydinobirds's avatar
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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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think so.the evidence on being an aquatic vegetarian is more strong:-)
 
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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot.it was qiute interesting:-)
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Maria-Schreuders|Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-) (Smile)
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Maria-Schreuders|Hobbyist Photographer
Appel You're so welcome by Maria-Schreuders  
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Amazing job as always! By the way, do you take requests for drawing extinct mammals?
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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks:-)
Yes,I accept requests on Cenozoic animals.:-)
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RaishinL|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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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
I think I can do that.first I should collect some resources.;-)
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Zimices's avatar
Such long body! By the way, nice effects with the water :)
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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much:-)
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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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Leogon|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|Hobbyist General Artist
O 3 O interesting looking
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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:) (Smile) 
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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
:-)
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RandyAinsworth|Student General Artist
Excellent!
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Leogon|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you:-)
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