Earliest known proboscidean from early Eocene of north-west Africa

  title={Earliest known proboscidean from early Eocene of north-west Africa},
  author={Mohamed Mahboubi and R. Ameur and J. Y. Crochett and J. J. Jaeger},
The earliest known proboscidean remains have now been found at a new early Eocene locality at Brezina in southern Algeria (El Kohol). These new finds, represented by complete skulls and postcranial material, show several unexpected derived characters shared with the modern representatives of the Elephantoidea and the Deinotheriidae, suggesting close phylo-genetic affinities and demonstrating also the great antiquity of the differentiation of modern proboscideans in Africa. These remains have… CONTINUE READING