Fossils of possible new jumbo species found

A fossil tooth from a suspected newly discovered species of ancient elephant in the Zygolophodon genus.
A fossil tooth from a suspected newly discovered species of ancient elephant in the Zygolophodon genus.

2011-06-04 - Bangkok, Thailand
The scientists from the Northeastern Research Institute of Petrified Wood and Mineral Resources of Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University found seven pieces of fossil tooth in Nakhon Ratchasima´s Chalerm Phrakiat district about 10 years ago. "The fossils are different from other ancient elephants found in Egypt, Kenya, Europe and China," said Chavalit Vidthayanon, deputy director of the institute. "This is the first time we have found such a species in Thailand," he said, adding the discove...

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