Abbergants (Diplonearidae) are a family of herbivorous/omnivorous mammals that are descended from a prehistoric group of elephant shrews of Eocene Africa. They are very similar in build and appearance to the Mesozoic prosauropods due to convergent evolution, but are mammalian rather than reptilian. Depending on a species or an individual, they are solitary animals that come together only to fight for mates or are social herd-dwelling animals. The natural habitats of these mammals are scrublands, grasslands, swamplands, and forests. The conservation status of all known species of abbergants is Least Concern due to successful conservation efforts and their ability to tolerate large amounts of human activities, including being able to adapt to life in the cities and suburbs.
List of species of abbergants
Altotherium lemuriensis (ronto or square-domed abbergant).
Amphinomus sp.: 2. A. subrutilus (red abbergant), 3. A. sibula (tawny abbergant), 4. A. rotundus (mud-brown abbergant), 5. A. laticlarus (orange-striped abbergant), 6. A. immutabilis (black-sided abbergant).
Diplonearos sp.: 7. D. brevicollis (short-necked abbergant), 8. D. macrosus (bulky abbergant), 9. D. campestris (running abbergant).
Ogcozoicus coelurus (long-necked abbergant).
Phyllosumpiese brevicaudatus (montane abbergant).
Pselolaimus sp.: 12. P. spatium (spiny forest abbergant), 13. P. pulcher (deep forest abbergant), 14. P. latus (shiny abbergant), 15. P. gravitas (gray-spot abbergant), 16. P. adeps (false long-necked abbergant).
Scleronura sp.: 17. S. johnstoni (Johnston's abbergant), 18. S. salpigtes (Victorian abbergant).
Suntribodon lugeros (flat-toothed abbergant).
Zoomaza onerosus (North Madagascan abbergant).
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