Tag Archives: Mendefera

New Fossil Mammals From Eritrea Help Understanding Modern African Fauna Origins “Missing Link” Of Elephant Family Unearthed In Eritrea

Extinct Elephants from Mai-Ghebro

 National Museum of Eritrea
Dr. Yosief Libsekal,

Amanuel Solomon, an ex-fighter, engaged in farmingactivities discovered fossils in Zoba Debub at a place known as Mai-Ghebro near Adi kudu-Felassi in the surroundings of Mendefera formerly called Adi Wegri.  Amanuel who lives and farms in Kudo-Felassi, recognizing the signifi cance of the fossils found he reported immediately to the National Museum of Eritrea Soon after the discovery, field survey researchers of the National Museum of Eritrea investigated the area collecting more new fossil mammals. These new fossils discovered in the highlands of Eritrea are of crucial importance to fill gaps in our understanding of the evolution of African mammals.   Continue reading New Fossil Mammals From Eritrea Help Understanding Modern African Fauna Origins “Missing Link” Of Elephant Family Unearthed In Eritrea