Recent Examples of proboscidean from the Web
As Jacey Fortin reports for the New York Times, Jude, now 10, had accidentally stumbled upon the fossilized skull of a 1.2 million-year-old stegomastodon, an extinct proboscidean that belongs to the same family as elephants, mammoths and mastodons.
Houde said these mammoth animals are a primitive group of proboscideans ('elephantoids') from which modern elephants evolved.
Phiomia, Deinotherium, Amebelodon, and other archaic proboscideans are represented by both fossils and models, and the artwork in the exhibit is wonderful.
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Origin and Etymology of proboscidean
First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
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