Nicknamed the “shovel tusker”, the Platybelodon looks like a modern day elephant with one major difference: its trunk. This strange prehistoric creature did not have a typical fleshy trunk but rather a flat protrusion comparable to an elongated duck’s bill.

Animal trivia: Platybelodon of strange prehistoric animals
Animal trivia: Platybelodon of strange prehistoric animals

Scientists believe it used the shovel tusks to grasp tree branches and rip off bark.

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