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2008-12-05 – Bulgaria: antenato degli elefanti in mostra (Prodeinotherium bavaricum) (elephant ancestor on display)

Bulgaria: Fossil of elephant ancestor on display

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2008-12-05 18:05:01 –
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – The fossilized jawbone of an 18-million-year-old ancestor of the elephant has gone on display in a Bulgarian museum.
The rare fossil at the Black Sea city of Varna’s Natural Science Museum belongs to what experts call the 8.2-foot-tall (2.5-meter-tall) prodeinotherium bavaricum.
Museum curator Stoyan Vergiev says the jawbone was found in 2005 at a construction site in northeastern Bulgaria, but never shown to the public until now. The jawbone was originally more than 5 feet long (1.5 meters long), but it is now in several pieces.
The prehistoric mammal lived in parts of Africa, Europe and Asia.
Vergiev said Friday that similar fossils have been found elsewhere in Europe, but that the museum is showing the first one discovered in Bulgaria.

source: http://www.pr-inside.com/bulgaria-fossil-of-elephant-ancestor-on-r952972.htm

dicembre 5, 2008 - Posted by | - Mammiferi, An. Vertebrates, Mostre & Fiere, Paleontology / Paleontologia | , , , , ,

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