Stegolophodon is an extinct genus of stegodontid proboscideans, with two tusks and a trunk. It lived during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs,[1][2][3][4][5] and may have evolved into Stegodon. Fossils have been primarily found in Asia, but some have also been reported in Africa.[6]

Temporal range: MiocenePliocene 15.97–3.6 Ma
Stegolophodon latidens.JPG
Tooth of Stegolophodon latidens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Stegodontidae
Genus: Stegolophodon
Pohlig, 1888
Type species
Stegolophodon latidens
(Clift, 1828)
(originally Mastodon latidens)
  • S. praelatidens Koenigswald, 1959
  • S. progressus Osborn, 1929
  • S. pseudolatidens Saegusa, 2008
  • S. stegodontoides Pilgrim, 1913
  • S. cautleyi (Lydekker, 1886)
S. cautleyi


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