Skeletal restration of Stegodon aurorae (Proboscidea, Mammalia) and its feature : case study in the Taga specimen(Recent Progress in Studies on Japanese Proboscidean Fossils)

2009-12-13 - Minakuchi, Japan
Almost complete skeleton of Stegodon aurorae (Taga specimen) was found in Taga town, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. On the basis of the skeletal restration of the specimen, this paper presents morphological features of Stegodon aurorae. The restored skeleton is 193cm in shoulder height; 458cm in body length. The dorsal convex curvature in anterior thoracic vertebrae is rather strong, while straightened in posterior thoracic and lumber vertebrae

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