Mastodon skull discovered in Chile

2011-05-18 - Santiago, Chile.

A perfectly preserved skull of a mastodon -- a relative of today´s elephant -- was found here during excavation work at a water treatment plant, one of the scientists involved in the discovery said Tuesday. "This is the remains of a gomphothere (mastodon) skull in optimal condition," paleontologist Rafael Labarca told AFP about the discovery of the animal, which had two to four tusks and died out 10,000 years ago.

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