Palaeo·mastodon | \ ¦pālēō, ¦palēō+ \
Definition of Palaeomastodon
: a genus of primitive proboscidean mammals of the Oligocene of Egypt that are characterized by a long skull, short tusks, a long lower jaw, 22 molars, and a body about half as large as that of the Asian elephant and are commonly regarded as ancestral to the mastodons
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