Gomphotheriidae


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Gomphotheriidae

[‚gäm·fō·thə′rī·ə‚dē]
(paleontology)
A family of extinct proboscidean mammals in the suborder Elephantoidea consisting of species with shoveling or digging specializations of the lower tusks.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Para Sudamerica se tiene como consenso que existieron por lo menos cuatro generos de Gomphotheriidae: Cuvieronius, Haplomastodon, Notiomastodon y Stegomastodon (CORREAL, 2001).
Especies de Gomphotheriidae en el sur occidente colombiano