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phylum Chordata Amebelodon is a member of a diverse group of primitive proboscideans called gomphotheres, a group that also gave rise to the modern elephants and their close relative the mammoth. The most striking attribute of this animal is its lower tusks, which are narrow, elongated, and distinctly flattened with the degree of flattening varying among the different species.

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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Proboscidea
family †Gomphotheriidae
genus †Amebelodon
Temporal range Middle Miocene
Late Miocene