Boy, 10, Discovers Fossil Over 1 Million Years Old

Posted by on Saturday, July 22, 2017
Photo: Peter Houde

10-year-old Jude Sparks stumbled over something odd, quite literally.

A few months ago Sparks literally stumbled over a 1.2-million-year-old fossil.

An expert is calling the most complete fossilized stegomastodon skull ever discovered.

A stegomastodon is an extinct genus of gomphothere, a family of proboscideans. It is not to be confused with the genus Mammut from a different proboscidean family.

The extinct creature resembles an elephant.

The discovered remains weighs about a ton.



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