Holotype: NME, left mandibular ramus with m2 and m3, right mandibular ramus with m2 and partial first lophid of m3, portions of mandibular symphysis (in two parts) with remnants of tusk alveoli.
Type locality and horizon: “at the base of the Eritrean eastern escarpment, the locality, known as Wedeg Melatse Farm, has low relief (~100 m) composed of tilted and faulted Oligocene sediments of the Dogali Formation.”
Primary references Edit
- Shoshani, J., Walter, R.C., Abraha, M., Berhe, S., Tassy, P., Sanders, W.J., Marchant, G.H., Libsekal, Y., Ghirmani, T. & Zinner, D. 2006. A proboscidean from the late Oligocene of Eritrea, a ‘‘missing link’’ between early Elephantiformes and Elephantimorpha, and biogeographic implications. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(46): 17296–17301. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0603689103 Reference page.