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Location
 North America
 9 million years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 108% of modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 1x pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 Pre-industrial level

Cenozoic Earth - An adult Platybelodon compared to a modern adult African Elephant; paleontology; herbivores; mammals; megafauna; Proboscidea; proboscideans; scale reference - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Cenozoic
  Period: Neogene
   Epoch: Miocene
    Age: Tortonian

     
 

Platybelodon & African Elephant compared

An adult Platybelodon from 9 million years ago is compared to a modern adult African Elephant (genus Loxodonta). The Platybelodon is 10 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 9,000 pounds*, while the African Elephant is 11 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 10,000 pounds..

* Values are estimates only based upon available paleontological data.

 

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