Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Gazellospira torticornis

Gazellospira torticornis (Aymard, 1854)
Bovidae; Cetartiodactyla; Mammalia; Chordata
Artwork by Mo Hassan, August 2008
Photograph from Natural History Museum, March 2008

Gazellospira torticornis was a blackbuck-like antelope from Pleistocene Europe, a bit less than 2 million years ago.  The photograph shows two premolars and three molars still in the upper jaw, of a specimen of G. torticornis from Spain. 

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