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Deinotheriidae


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(order Proboscidea, suborder Deinotherioidea)

An extinct family of what are often called ‘hoe-tuskers’ because they had large, down-turned tusks on their lower jaws. These proboscideans lived from the Miocene until the end of the Pleistocene, when they disappeared in a wave of extinctions which affected the larger mammals of all continents.

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