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Moeritherium - elephant ancestor


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Continuing with my ancient animals, and this family's love of elephants, I made a moeritherium (murry thear e  um) or as we call him, Murry.  This animal , the size of a large pig is also distantly related to the sea cow.  There are 3 different artistic ideas what this animal looked like.  They are  1) a long necked pig, 2) a Tapir or 3) something elephant like.   All agree that there was probaly some flexible upper lip, and it had a few longer teeth that were not quite tusks yet.    

 

In my version, I was going for something in the tapir/elephant area.

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My 9 year old son, the elephant enthusiast, told me that it was a nice try.  High praise from the expert ::D:

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