February 22, 2012
Ancient Footprints Reveal Elephant Social Life
Robert T. Gonzalez, io9
One of the largest paleontological finds in history has been discovered in the United Arab Emirates. Researchers working in the country's deserts have uncovered a massive tract of land riddled with the footprints of four-tusked titans called Stegotetrabelodon syrticus — the earliest known members of the elephant family. It's one of the best windows we've got on ancient animals' social behavior.
TAGGED: social animals, fossils, elephants