Deinotherium in the Pleistocene

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THE discovery made by the East African Archæological Expedition on Nov. 17 last, announced in the Times of Dec. 3 (see also NATURE, Dec. 12, p. 995, and Dec. 26, p. 1075), of Deinotherium remains in implement-iferous Pleistocene deposits is extremely important. It is, however, not quite the first of its kind, for M. Delpierre, a Belgian geologist who had been working on the sediments of the Albertine rift near Ngeti, told me, a year or two ago, that he had discovered Deinotherium teeth and bones in beds which, on other evidence, he was convinced are of Pleistocene date. He affirmed, too, that these most unexpected fossils were not derived.

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WAYLAND, E. Deinotherium in the Pleistocene. Nature 129, 24 (1932) doi:10.1038/129024a0

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