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I've taken a great intreast in the subject of extinct elephants and wondered if there were any interesting books on them?

 

Books with other megafauna and the Cenozoic in general included are fine.

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Fossildude19

Here is a free PDF to get you started. 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

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Thank you very much :)

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Mammoths: Ice Age Giants by Adrian Lister is a great book on prehistoric elephants. 

It's mainly focussed on mammoths, but the early chapters also cover earlier probiscideans. It's a really cool book and quite a fun read.

 

Another book I really recommend (although not being exclusively about probiscideans) is The Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals by Donald Prothero which is a must-have if you are into prehistoric mammals :) 

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Ánything by Heinz Tobien* ,** or Pascal Tassy would be good

*presupposing you can read German

** strictly speaking,Tobien never wrote a book(because that was what yo were asking about)

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eg:

Remarks on the cranium of Eozygodon morotoensis (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from the early Miocene of Africa,
and the question of the monophyly of Elephantimorpha
Pascal Tassy

revue de paleobiologie/dec.2018

593-607_Tassy.pdf

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On 10/8/2020 at 2:07 PM, ziggycardon said:

Mammoths: Ice Age Giants by Adrian Lister is a great book on prehistoric elephants. 

It's mainly focussed on mammoths, but the early chapters also cover earlier probiscideans. It's a really cool book and quite a fun read.

 

Another book I really recommend (although not being exclusively about probiscideans) is The Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals by Donald Prothero which is a must-have if you are into prehistoric mammals :) 

 

An old friend also recommended the Prothero book.  I've read several of his technical articles and mainstream books.  He's a good writer.  He explains technical terms and mixes them into his mainstream writing so that it is understandable to the layman.  I have seen the book.  The cover art wasn't a style I really like.  I've been spoiled by the photorealistice work of Mauricio Anton and others.

 

I don't have "Mammoths, Mastodonts, and Elephants: Biology, Behavior, and the Fossil Record" but I've heard it's a good one.

 

Jess 

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