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Oldest elephant relative found


Posted on Saturday, 27 June, 2009 | Comment icon 1 comment


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The fossilized remains of the oldest known relative of the modern elephant have been unearthed in Morocco. At over 60 million years old the "Eritherium azzouzorum" would have looked very different from present day elephants.

"Scientists have discovered fossilized remains of the oldest known elephant relative, dating back 60 million years."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by BaneSilvermoon on 28 June, 2009, 20:17
I know it's nit-picking... but "Oldest elephant relative" is a poor summary to use for the title. I'd think "earliest" rather than "oldest" would be far more appropriate. Why not just call it the elephant missing link while we're at it.




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