A dinotherium skeleton from Česká TřebováArticle PDF
A dinotherium skeleton from Česká Třebová
The article deals with the history of the determination of the genus Deinotherium in the last century and then the find circumstances of skeletons in the Česká Třebová region (West Bohemia, Czech Republic).The old find of the juvenile skeleton from this locality is described (deciduous and permanent teeth. tusk fragment, fragment s of ribs, carpal bones, metacarps, phalanges). The find of the dinotherium skeleton belongs to the species Deinotheriuin cuvieri. In that region a greater number of those juvenile animals have been found. The landscape can be pictured as a swampy region with lakes and with rich vegetation, a region serving as watering-places for animals.
Rudolf Musil, Dept. of Geology and Palaeontology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská St. 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic, e-mail: email@example.com