gomphothere


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extinct elephants of Central American and South America

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El Fin del Mundo contains the only evidence of gomphothere hunting by Clovis people, the researchers report July 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Thanks to Caltrans, Whistler was on site to discover chips from the nearby gomphothere tusk.
Rare, small fragments of teeth with enamel thicker than that of the horse or prosynthetocerine, but smaller than that of the gomphothere, currently document some type of rhinoceros at Fort Polk.
However, the gomphotheres and giant ground-sloths disappeared about 13,000 years ago, toward the end of the last Ice Age of the Pleistocene.
The research examined carbon and oxygen isotopes within tooth enamel to understand the diets of medium to large mammals, including pronghorn, deer, llamas, peccaries, tapirs, horses, mastodons, mammoths and gomphotheres, a group of extinct elephant-like animals.
2 mm on ET 5403), smooth occlusal surface, and the absence of additional enamel plications characteristic of gomphotheres.