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Head of the early ancestor of elephants

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Head of the early ancestor of elephants—Meritherium—as it appeared in life. Observe the absence of a trunk and the enlarged front tooth in the upper jaw, which is converted in later members of the elephant-stock or line of descent into the great tusk. (After a drawing by Prof. Osborne.)

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The Project Gutenberg eBook, More Science From an Easy Chair, by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester Published in 1913
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