Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gomphothere Tusk Fossil

Picture of a display at the Red Rock Canyon State park in California, USA as of October 2013. It shows a mammal like elephant tusk called gomphothere. The fossils are from the Claredonian era (late Miocene epoch - Neogene Period) and were found in the Dove Spring Formation.

Learn more about fossils from this area: http://inyo.coffeecup.com/site/redrock/redrockfossils.html

Thanks to Kenny for the picture.

Image of more remains.