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Deinothere and Mastodons from the Brukenthal Museum Natural Science Collection

Author(s): Vlad CODREA | Rodica CIOBANU

Journal: North-Western Journal of Zoology
ISSN 1584-9074

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 108;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Deinothere | mastodons | Transylvanian Basin | South Carpathians | Middle Miocene | ?Pliocene

Among the fossil vertebrate collection at the Brukenthal Museum of Natural Science in Sibiu, there are a number of mastodon cheek teeth and a single deinothere premolar. Some of these fossils are rare in Romania, documenting species as Deinotherium giganteum or Gomphotherium angustidens. Another molar fragment, which could be related to Anancus arvernenis, originates form Cheile Dâmbovicioarei. Its origin is strange, because this locality is devoid of Late Miocene or younger deposits, where this species should occur. All these Probiscidean localities are new for Romania.
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