Eritreum melakeghebrekristosi

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Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Elephantimorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Magnordo: Epitheria
Superordo: Afrotheria
Cladus: Paenungulata
Cladus: Tethytheria
Ordo: Proboscidea
Subordo: Elephantiformes
Cladus: Elephantimorpha

Familia: Incertae sedis
Genus: †Eritreum
Species: †Eritreum melakeghebrekristosi

Name

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Eritreum melakeghebrekristosi Shoshani, Walter, Abraha, Berhe, Tassy, Sanders, Marchant, Libsekal, Ghirmani & Zinner, 2006: 17296

Holotype: NME, left mandibular ramus with m2 and m3, right mandibular ramus with m2 and partial first lophid of m3, portions of mandibular symphysis (in two parts) with remnants of tusk alveoli.

Type locality and horizon: “at the base of the Eritrean eastern escarpment, the locality, known as Wedeg Melatse Farm, has low relief (~100 m) composed of tilted and faulted Oligocene sediments of the Dogali Formation.”

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