Filling a gap in the proboscidean fossil record: a new genus from the Lutetian of Senegal

@article{Tabuce2020FillingAG,
  title={Filling a gap in the proboscidean fossil record: a new genus from the Lutetian of Senegal},
  author={Rodolphe Tabuce and Rapha{\"e}l Sarr and S. Adnet and Renaud Lebrun and Fabrice Lihoreau and Jeremy E. Martin and Bernard Sambou and Mustapha Thiam and Lionel Hautier},
  journal={Journal of Paleontology},
  year={2020},
  volume={94},
  pages={580 - 588}
}
Abstract. A long hiatus encompassing most of the Eocene (end of the Ypresian to the early Priabonian) breaks up the proboscidean evolutionary history, which is otherwise documented by a rich fossil record. Only two post-Ypresian localities from West Africa (Mali and Senegal) have yielded scarce Moeritherium-like dental remains. Here, we study one of these remains from Senegal and name a new genus and species, Saloumia gorodiskii. This taxon, confidently mid-Lutetian in age, evokes Moeritherium… 
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