: a genus of long-jawed mastodons (family Gomphotheriidae) found in the Oligocene of Egypt

Word History


New Latin, from Coptic ph-iom the sea, the lake (from Egyptian ym sea, from a Canaanite word akin to Hebrew yām) + New Latin -ia; from its discovery in the Faiyum, lake province of Egypt

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“Phiomia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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