Paleontologists at the Florida Museum of Natural History have made a “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery, finding an elephant graveyard of an extinct relative of elephants called gomphotheri.

Jonathan Bloch, curator of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum, and his team discovered parts of Homphatherium at a fossil dig in Montbrook early last year.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime find,” Bloch said. “This is the most complete gompheter skeleton of this period in Florida and one of the best in North America.”

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