palæomastodon love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An extinct genus of Proboscidea belonging to the family Elephantidæ, characterized by molar crowns with three transverse ridges and all the cheek-teeth functional at once. In the recent elephants the front cheek-teeth fall out before the hinder ones are cut. Taken from the Lower Oligocene of the Province of Fayum, Egypt.


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