- Ancient Greek πρό (pro, "in front") + βόσκω (boskō, "to feed"). (Wiktionary)
“This is known as the Proboscidea Datum Event as, obviously, it’s the point when African proboscidean groups make their first appearance in Eurasia.”
“The temporal and geographical distribution of Morotochoerus and Schizochoerus indicates that peccaries invaded Africa from Asia during or after the Proboscidea Datum Event, with one lineage then leaving Africa later in the Miocene.”
“Proboscidea: A monograph of the discovery, evolution, migration and extinction of the mastodonts and elephants of the world, by Henry Fairfield Osborn”
“I have always thought that their genus name, Proboscidea, is much more appropriate than "devil's claw".”
“By selecting seeds of devils claw plants (Proboscidea parviflora) with dark, long fibers, the most desirable characteristics for their craft, Tohono OOdham Native American basket weavers in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico have created several new folk varieties. 40”
“NABHAN, G.P. and WEBER, C.W. (1981) Domesticated Proboscidea parviflora: A potential oilseed crop for arid lands.”
“This is clearly exemplified in the case of the Proboscidea, and many other examples could be quoted.”
“The _Proboscidea_, or Trunked Animals, which family is represented in this age only by the families of elephants, which have a peculiar appendage called a "trunk," which they use as an additional limb;”
“The narial aperture is thus pushed up, and is short, with an upward direction, as in the Cetacea and Sirenia, with whom the Proboscidea have certain affinities.”
“The order Proboscidea, or animals whose noses are prolonged into a flexible trunk, consists of one genus containing two living species only -- the Indian and”
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