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Information being used for the Reconstruction of the Stegoetetrabelodon syrticus model

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Stegotetrabelodon syrticus
Tetrabelodon angustidens

Miocene landscapes

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Reconstruction of Stegotetrabelodon - Picture by Mauricio Anton, in John Harris & Meave Leakey (eds.), Logatham - The Dawn of Humanity in Eastern Africa (2002).

Postage stamps issued in Libya in 1995 depicting Stegotetrabelodon syrticus.

Fig.79 – Photograph of the complete skeleton of Mastodon (Tetrabelodon) angustidens from the Miocene strata of the South of France, taken from the specimen as it now stands in the Museum of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. (page 116 in: E. Ray Lankester. 1905. Extinct Animals. London, Archibald Constable & Co.)

Fig.80 – Restored representation of the skull and lower jaw of Mastodon (Tetrabelodon) angustidens from a drawing prepared by Dr. Henry Woodward, F.R.S. (page 117 in: E. Ray Lankester. 1905. Extinct Animals. London, Archibald Constable & Co.)

Fig.83 – A drawing of the head of Tetrabelodon angustidens with open mouth and uplifted “trunk” (Original) (page 121 in: E. Ray Lankester. 1905. Extinct Animals. London, Archibald Constable & Co.)

Fig.342 – Tetrabelodon angustidens Cuvier sp. – Middle Miocene, Simorre (Gers), France. Restored skeleton, greatly reduced (After Gaudry). (page 259 in: Karl A. Von Zittel. 1925. Text-Book of Palaeontology. Vol. III. Mammalia. Translated and revised by Sir Arthur Woodward, F.R.S. – London, Macmillan & Co.).

Gomphotherium skull





Gomphotherium model


Gomphotherium (Source: Zdenek Burian)

Gomphotherium (various skeletons and reconstructions)

Tetralophodon (Source: Zdenek Burian)

Four tusked Mastodon (Trilophodon). These large animals spread widely across Eurasia during the Miocene and Pliocene

Illustration by Charles R. Knight - from Early Image - public domain images

Houston Zoo exibit of Recent and Fossil Elephants - Platybelodon, Miocene, China


Miocene Landscapes

Miocene megafauna - horses, rhinos, and (center background) mastodons

(Source: image from American Museum of Natural History - Timelines Exhibit, former web page)

Life in Abu Dhabi 8 million years ago.


Related web links:

Press coverage about the discovery of the Stegotetrabelodon syrticus tusk and other fossils by ADIAS -

ADIAS work at Ruwais fossil site -

Miocene vertebrates from Abu Dhabi -

Proboscidea through Time -

Proboscidea - Titans of the modern land -

Miocene Mammal Mapping Project -

The Miocene Epoch -

La Collecte des fossiles -