My object in preparing this account is to bring together all available data concerning Proboscidian remains which have been found or reported in Henry County, Iowa, and to make this information available to those interested. The tooth of a Mastodon that roamed this area of Iowa in the Pleistocene Age was found Southeast of Rome, Iowa by the author, February 1949, in Big Cedar Creek, in Tippicanoe Township, Section 17, on the Lynn Wright farm. The tooth is from species Elephas columbi. This elephant was taller than the Mammoth and rivalled the largest existing elephants in stature.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1950 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
"Some Proboscidian Remains Found in Henry County,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 57(1), 533-534.
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