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Reconstruction of Stegotetrabelodon
- Picture by Mauricio Anton, in John Harris & Meave Leakey (eds.),
Logatham - The Dawn of Humanity in Eastern Africa (2002).
of the complete skeleton of Mastodon (Tetrabelodon) angustidens
from the Miocene strata of the South of France, taken from the specimen
as it now stands in the Museum of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. (page
116 in: E. Ray Lankester. 1905. Extinct Animals. London, Archibald Constable
Fig.80 Restored representation of the skull and lower jaw of Mastodon (Tetrabelodon) angustidens from a drawing prepared by Dr. Henry Woodward, F.R.S. (page 117 in: E. Ray Lankester. 1905. Extinct Animals. London, Archibald Constable & Co.)
Fig.83 A drawing of the head of Tetrabelodon angustidens with open mouth and uplifted trunk (Original) (page 121 in: E. Ray Lankester. 1905. Extinct Animals. London, Archibald Constable & Co.)
angustidens Cuvier sp. Middle Miocene, Simorre (Gers), France.
Restored skeleton, greatly reduced (After Gaudry). (page
259 in: Karl A. Von Zittel. 1925. Text-Book of Palaeontology. Vol. III.
Mammalia. Translated and revised by Sir Arthur Woodward, F.R.S.
London, Macmillan & Co.).
Gomphotherium (Source: Zdenek Burian)
Four tusked Mastodon (Trilophodon). These large animals spread widely across Eurasia during the Miocene and Pliocene
Illustration by Charles
R. Knight - from Early
Image - public domain images
Houston Zoo exibit of Recent
and Fossil Elephants - Platybelodon, Miocene, China
Miocene megafauna - horses, rhinos, and (center background) mastodons
(Source: image from American Museum of Natural History - Timelines Exhibit, former web page)
Life in Abu Dhabi 8 million
Related web links:
Press coverage about the discovery
of the Stegotetrabelodon syrticus tusk and other fossils by ADIAS
Proboscidea - Titans of the modern land - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/1636/synapsida/mammalia/proboscidea.htmlMiocene Mammal Mapping Project -
The Miocene Epoch -
La Collecte des fossiles -