Definition of Gomphotheriidae
1. Noun. Elephants extinct since the Pleistocene.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Order Proboscidea, Proboscidea
Member holonyms: Genus Gomphotherium, Gomphotherium
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gomphotheriidae
Literary usage of Gomphotheriidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fossil Elephantoids: from the Hominid-Bearing Awash Group, Middle Awash by Jon Kalb (2007)
"... the family Gomphotheriidae Cabrera 1929, and the suborder ... Simpson's revision, except he included the family Gomphotheriidae within the suborder ..."
2. Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina by Albert E. Sanders (2002)
"... surfaces show considerable wear, indicative of an animal well into adulthood. Family Gomphotheriidae Genus ..."