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Proboscidean Tooth From Asia - Gomphotherium?

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AJ Plai

This tooth was presumably found around the Khorat Plateau region of Thailand. I was told it's probably a Gomphotherium tooth but I can't be 100% certain as I am not that knowledgeable in Proboscidea specimens even the ones from my own country. So what do u guys think it is?

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Thx in advance for any insight and help from any local Proboscidean experts here :)

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rylawz

Probably not a gomphotherium but definitely a type of gomphothere

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AJ Plai

Hey thx for the input. I was wondering what particular features of the tooth would make this unlikely to be a Gomphotherium tooth?

If not Gomphotherium, what kind of gomphothere could this be? The tooth seem too big to be a Platybelodon. So perhaps could it be from

a Tetralophodon? Just a guess.

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abyssunder

Hello!
I discovered your older thread and I want to suggest to try compare your specimen with those from this document : http://research.msu.ac.th/journal/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/4.Proboscidean-Fossil-from-the-Tha-Chang-Sand-Pits.pdf
Possibly your tooth belongs to one of the Tetralophodon, Sinomastodon or Protanancus shown here (Fig.5):

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AJ Plai

Thank you very much for the information, Abyssunder :)

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