Re: Hubey numbers

chris brochu (
30 Oct 1995 01:32:01 GMT

In article <> H. M. Hubey, writes:
>That's amazing. Maybe the trunk served another purpose at one time,
>a snorkel ??

Doubtful. As far as we can tell, the last semiaquatic proboscideans had
little or no trunk. This is because the structure of the naris in taxa
like Moerotherium suggests something much more conventional.

The last semiaquatic proboscideans, by the way, were late Eocene or

>Can a croc walk over 200 miles of land without water?

Probably not. But, this doesn't stop them from dispursing.