Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica

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Author(s): Gasparik, M.
Title: "Elephants" in the cellar. A revision of the Neogene Proboscidean remains, damaged in the fire of the Hungarian Natural History Museum in 1956
Year: 2007
Volume: 24-25
Pages: 83-91.

Abstract: During the Hungarian revolution in 1956 ten thousands of fossils became destroyed or damaged in the fire of the building of the Hungarian National Museum. All of the inventory books and most of the inventory cards burnt away. Mostly with the help of Schlesinger's monograph from 1922 on the Hungarian "mastodon" record, a revision was started on the damaged remains of Deinotheriidae, Gomphotheriidae and Mammutidae. The material contains 36 specimens of teeth and dental fragments (incisors, molars and premolars), under 32 inventory numbers. The following taxa has been identified: Deinotherium cf. proavum, Gomphotherium angustidens, Gomphotheriidae indet., Anancus arvernensis, "Mastodon" grandincisivus and Mammut borsoni.
Keywords: taxonomy, revision, Gomphotheriidae, Mammutidae, Deinotheriidae, Neogene

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Szabó, J. & Matskási, I.