Date of this Version
BULLETIN 14 VOLUME 1 December, 1929
The ponderous mandible of the great shovel-tusked mastodon, Amebelodon fricki, was figured and described before it was practicable to remove the plaster cinches. In the meantime, this rare specimen has lain on its sand table awaiting the time when sections and casts could be made before mounting it permanently. A rare specimen, especially if heavy, unwieldy, and fragile, is rarely dismantled for study after it is mounted and installed in its case. A gelatine cast of the alveoli has been made, and through the assistance of Mr. Murray Jerome Roper, a cast of the left mandibular tusk has just been finished and is shown in the accompanying cut.