Dumbo’s ancient ancestor discovered

Species roamed the earth 60 million years ago


 

Paleontolists at the Paris Museum have discovered fossil remains of the oldest-known relative of elephants. Found in Paleocene beds in Morocco, the newly discovered species—Eritherium azzouzorum—dates back 60 million years when it weighed about 11 pounds. The discovery gives scientists information about how the elephant species evolved.

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