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extinct elephants of Central American and South America

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Feeding ecology, dispersal, and extinction of South American Pleistocene gomphotheres (Gomphotheriidae, Proboscidea).
Taxonomic revision of the Quaternary gomphotheres (Mammalia: Proboscidea: Gomphotheriidae) from the South America lowlands.
Ancient diet of the Pleistocene gomphothere Notiomastodon platensis (Mammalia, Proboscidea, Gomphotheriidae) from lowland mid-latitudes of South America: Stereomicrowear and tooth calculus analyses combined.
Evidence of scavenging on remains of the gomphothere Haplomastodon waringi (Proboscidea: Mammalia) from the Pleistocene of Brazil: Taphonomic and paleoecological remarks.
Late Pleistocene Gomphotheres (Proboscidea) from the Arroyo Tapalque Locality (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and their Taxonomic and Biogeographic Implication.
An upper tusk - the shovel-tusk gomphothere had four - of the same species had already been found in the area, but information from it was not conclusive, Whistler said.
Thanks to Caltrans, Whistler was on site to discover chips from the nearby gomphothere tusk.
According to Whistler, who has been collecting fossils in the area since the late 1950s, the shovel-tusk gomphothere, along with prehistoric versions of horses, antelopes, camels and even a ``sheep-deer,'' thrived in the valley before it ever became a desert.
Gomphotheres inhabited Central and South America around Clovis times.
Ancient North America's Clovis people, known as mammoth and mastodon hunters of the Great Plains, may have started out as gomphothere hunters of northwestern Mexico.
However, isolated molars of Neotropical gomphotheres are not generically diagnostic of Cuvieronius or Notiomastodon (e.
2004: The Pleistocene gomphotheres (Gomphotheriidae, Proboscidea) from Peru.
en prensa: Taxonomic revision of the Quaternary gomphotheres (Mammalia: Proboseidea: Gomphotheriidae) from the South American lowlands.
One of the first proboscideans to reach the New World, Gomphotherium is considered to have been ancestral to the more derived New World gomphotheres Stegomastodon, Rhynchotherium and Cuvieronius (e.
Rhynchotherium is a genus of advanced gomphotheres known from Hemphillian-Blancan strata of the New World.