Deinotherium outwardly resembled modern elephants, except for the fact that it had downward facing tusks attached to its lower jaw and a shorter trunk. It is however believed to diverged earlhy in its evolutionary history from elephants.
In terms of size Deinotherium was extremely large. Typical males stood as much as 15 feet (4.5 meters) tall at the shoulders, and some males culd have been 16 feet (5 meters) tall. A typical Deinotherium probably weighed around 5 to 10 tons, but the largest males would have been considerably heavy, perhaps reaching 15 tons.
Deinotherium were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 15 and 1 million years ago
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