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Mastodon proavus Cope 1873 (mastodon)

Osteichthyes - Proboscidea - Mammutidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 47942

Alternative combinations: Miomastodon proavus, Serridentinus proavus, Tetrabelodon proavus, Zygolophodon proavus

Synonyms: Mammut merriami Osborn 1921 (no. 47869), Mastodon brevidens Cope 1889 (no. 47932), Mastodon merriami Osborn 1921 (no. 47938), Miomastodon merriami Osborn 1921 (no. 48748), Rhynchotherium brevidens Cope 1889 (no. 51360), Zygolophodon brevidens Cope 1889 (no. 52755)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. Synopsis of new Vertebrata from the Tertiary of Colorado obtained during the summer of 1873. Seventh Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories (extract)

Belongs to Mastodon according to E. D. Cope 1873

Sister taxa: Mammut americanum, Mammut borsoni, Mammut cosoensis, Mammut furlongi, Mammut matthewi, Mammut raki, Mastodon rectus, Mastodon spenceri, Mastodon (Tetralophodon), Mastodon bumiajuensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore