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About 17 million years ago came the strongest tusks of all. “Normal” Mastodon tusks, like Gomphotherium’s, were long and straight with pointed tips. Platybelodon, the shovel-tusked mastodon, carried lower tusks that were unbelievably wide. Together the right and left tusks made a sort of shovel.

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  • Title: Platybelodon

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