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Platybelodon grangeri

skull of a shovel-jawed gomphothere, a proboscidean (elephant) from the Miocene of Mongolia. It seems that they used their strange lower jaw to strip branches off trees. For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names. Visited September 2013.

Platybelodon grangeri
Chlidonias, 30 May 2015
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      skull of a shovel-jawed gomphothere, a proboscidean (elephant) from the Miocene of Mongolia. It seems that they used their strange lower jaw to strip branches off trees. The signage visible in the photo shows how it would have looked in life.

      For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names.

      Visited September 2013.
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