via The Star, 10 October 2020: The first-ever discovery of a stegodon fossil in Malaysia. visited the Philippines in 1935 he knew of fragmentary proboscidean molars which were collected in Mindanao as early as 1859/60, later identified as from a dwarfed Stegodon (Stegodon mindanensis) and a larger Stegodon respectively (von Koenigswald 1956). Other fossils found at the site included stegodon (a relative of the elephant), Philippine brown deer, freshwater turtle and monitor lizard remains. See more ideas about animals, elephant, megafauna. Aside from these fossils in 1935 von Koenigswald mentioned The Philippine freshwater crocodile is quite small compared to other crocodiles, growing to about four and a half to five feet long and weighing approximately 15 kg. Stegodon (Stegodon luzonensis; Stegodon mindanensis) Source: The National Museum. Universiti Malaya (UM) scientists have identified the fossil of an extinct elephant in a limestone cave in Gopeng, Perak. Stegodon (meaning "roofed tooth" from the Greek words στέγειν stegein'to cover' and ὀδούς odous 'tooth') is a genus of the extinct subfamilyStegodontinae of the order Proboscidea.It was assigned to the family Elephantidae (Abel, 1919), but has also been placed in Stegodontidae (R. L. Carroll, 1988). Jun 22, 2020 - Explore joshkilby's board "The Stegodon" on Pinterest. northern Luzon in The Philippines have yielded 57 stone-tools associated with an almost complete disarticulated skeleton of Rhinoceros philippinensis showing clear signs of butchery, together with other fossil fauna remains attributed to stegodon, Philippine brown deer, fresh-water turtle and monitor lizard. in Tres Hermanas, Antipolo, Rizal. Pygmy Mammoth and Stegodon Found on Rizal Kalinga Philippines This majestic animal used to roam Luzon and Mindanao during the late stages of the Pleistocene. Here are just a few examples of the now-extinct species that used to call the Philippines their home. Philippine Freshwater Crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) Locally known as Mindoro crocodiles, they are endemic in the Philippines. Stegodon fossil remains from the Plio-Pleistocene Laguna Formation, Antipolo Rizal, Philippines by W.U. The plains of Liwan on the western side of the Cagayan Valley near the border of the province of Kalinga-Apayao has been, in the previous years, a source of continual reports of the presence of the fossil remains of large animals now extinct in the Philippines. Ahh just found this: "In 1987, paleontologists from the National Institute of Geological Sciences at the University of the Philippines discovered bones of Stegodon sp. Although the name Stegodon sounds like that of a dinosaur, it is not. These animals include elephants, rhinoceros, stegodon, and others. 2. Schoell, P.J. continue reading →