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Fayum Elephants

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Various proboscideans from the Earliest Oligocene of the Fayum Oasis in Egypt.

These include the basal gomphothere Phioma serridens (on the river bank), the proto-proboscidean Barytherium grave (in the water besides P. serridens, and a pair of the ur-proboscidean Moeritherium trigodon.
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TheSirenLord's avatar
what is a UR-proboscian?
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Prefix "ur" from German meaning "primitive" or "the very first/eldest" + "proboscidean" a member of the mammalian order Proboscidea
SansMegaloX's avatar
Boi.T
This is old.
Skull-Island-Master's avatar
what do you think about this reconstruction of Phiomia ?
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Wow: is that Jimmy Durante, or a vampire tapir?
Skull-Island-Master's avatar
so you think its outdated ?
avancna's avatar
I did not say that, deary.
Skull-Island-Master's avatar
wouldnt a trunk make more sense though ?
DawnEmperor's avatar
Yeah, proboscideans are my favorite animals!! Nice work
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