The Fayum 1


THE palæontological treasures yielded by the Fayum have made that Egyptian province no less famous among geologists and zoologists than are the “bad lands” of the United States territories, the Sevalik Hills, or Pikermi. The discoveries by Messrs. Beadnell and Andrews of extinct mammals, the study of which serves to clear up the whole question of the ancestry of that strangely specialised group the Probpscidea, are not of less significance than those which enabled Marsh and Huxley to demonstrate how the equally aberrant type of Equidse originated.

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J., J. The Fayum 1 . Nature 72, 535–536 (1905) doi:10.1038/072535a0

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