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Gomphothere Teeth
 
© &copyHarry Pristis 2009

Gomphothere Teeth


Harry Pristis

This is a pair of gomphothere (elephant) teeth from the Late Miocene - Early Pliocene Palmetto Fauna. They were recovered from a phosphate mine.

The Taxonomy from Hulbert (2001) is:

Parvorder PROBOSCIDEA . . . . .

. . . . . Superfamily ELEPHANTOIDEA

. . . . . . . . Family GOMPHOTHERIIDAE

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subfamily GOMPHOTHERIINAE

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tribe GOMPHOTHERIINI

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gomphotherium simplicidens (Osborn, 1923)

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TEETH & JAWS

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