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Article: A new proboscidean from the late Miocene of Kenya

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 17
Part: 3
Publication Date: October 1974
Page(s): 699 705
Author(s): Vincent J. Maglio
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MAGLIO, V. J. 1974. A new proboscidean from the late Miocene of Kenya. Palaeontology17, 3, 699–705.

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A new species of proboscidean, Gomphotherium ngorora, is described from the Ngorora Formation which has been K/Ar dated provisionally between 9 and 12 m.y. BP. This new material helps to bridge the morphological gap between the earlier Miocene gomphotheres of Africa and early Pliocene elephants. It confirms earlier views on the origin of the family Elephantidae.
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