Article: A new proboscidean from the late Miocene of Kenya
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.