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BULLETIN 11 VOLUME 1 June, 1926
Archidiskodon maibeni was first described in Bulletin 10 of the Nebraska State Museum under the title" Skeletal Parts of the Columbian Mammoth, Elephas Maibeni." * Dr. Henry Fairfield Osborn finds it expedient to found a new genus, Archidiskodon, to include the earlier and more primitive mammoths. Hence the change in the generic name. t'Mammoths and modern elephants have long been grouped together under 'the genus Elephas. Subdividing the genus does not necessarily do away with this convenient and rather familiar old arrangement.
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