Date of this Version
BULLETIN 22 VOLUME I AUGUST 1931
The subfamily of longirostrine mastodonts known as the Amebelodontinae have been so recently discovered and described that as yet they; are little known by the citizens of this state. They are most briefly and directly described as shovel-tusked mastodons. The first one found, namely Amebelodon fricki, was secured in April 1927, and was published June 1927. In the meantime, many other examples of Amebelodonts have been added to the Morrill Palaeontological Collections of the Nebraska State Museum. The exact number cannot be stated until the material shipped in from the field during the current season is unpacked, cleaned, and identified. Already there have been secured, according to field reports, six or eight fine mandibles and a number of broken ones. Some of these mandibles seem to deviate so from type as to kindle expectation and fire the field parties with enthusiasm.