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Eritreum melakeghebrekristosi Shoshani et al. 2006 (proboscidean)

Osteichthyes - Proboscidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 97155

Full reference: J. Shoshani, R. C. Walter, M. Abraha, S. Berhe, P. Tassy, W. J. Sanders, G. H. Marchant, Y. Libsekal, T. Ghirmai and D. Zinner. 2006. A proboscidean from the late Oligocene of Eritrea, a ‘‘missing link’’ between early Elephantiformes and Elephantimorpha, and biogeographic implications. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(46):17296-17301

Belongs to Eritreum according to J. Shoshani et al. 2006

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: DOG97.1, a mandible. Its type locality is Wedeg Melatse Farm, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial mudstone in the Dogali Formation of Eritrea.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore