Sinomastodon

Name: Sinomastodon ‭(‬Chinese mastodon‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sy-no-mas-to-don.
Named By: H.‭ ‬Tobien,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Chen‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Li‭ ‬-‭ ‬1986.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Proboscidea,‭ ‬Gomphotheriidae.
Species: S.‭ ‬intermedius‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬hanjiangensis,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬sendaicus,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬bumiajuensis,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬praeintermedius.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Depending upon species,‭ ‬body length between‭ ‬3.6‭ ‬and‭ ‬5.3‭ ‬meters.
Known locations: China.‭ ‬Indonesia.‭ ‬Japan.
Time period: Late Miocene to early Pleistocene.
Fossil representation: ‭P‬artial remains of numerous individuals.

       Sinomastodon is a genus of elephant that lived in Asia between the Miocene and early Pleistocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Mastodons‭ (‬Proboscidea,‭ ‬Mammalia‭) ‬from the LateNeogene and Early Pleistocene of the People’s Republic of China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬HistoricalAccount.‭ ‬Mainzer geowiss,‭ ‬mitt.,‭ ‬15,‭ ‬pp.‭ ‬119‭–‬181.‭ ‬-‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Tobien,‭ ‬G.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Chen‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Li‭ ‬-‭ ‬1986.
-‭ ‬The Dance of Tusks:‭ ‬Rediscovery of Lower Incisors in the Pan-American Proboscidean Cuvieronius hyodon Revises Incisor Evolution in Elephantimorpha.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLOS ONE.‭ ‬11‭ (‬1‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Dimila Mothé,‭ ‬Marco P.‭ ‬Ferretti‭ & ‬Leonardo S.‭ ‬Avilla‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
-‭ ‬An examination of feeding ecology in Pleistocene proboscideans from southern China‭ (‬Sinomastodon,‭ ‬Stegodon,‭ ‬Elephas‭)‬,‭ ‬by means of dental microwear texture analysis.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Quaternary International.‭ ‬445:‭ ‬60‭–‬70.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hanwen Zhang,‭ ‬Yuan Wang,‭ ‬Christine M.‭ ‬Janis,‭ ‬Robert H.‭ ‬Goodall‭ & ‬mark A.‭ ‬Purnell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.



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