The West Runton Elephant is a fossilized skeleton of a steppe mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii) found in the cliffs of West Runton in the county of Norfolk, England in 1990. The find is the largest nearly complete elephant skeleton known, and is the oldest found in the United Kingdom.
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... of York and Manchester had successfully extracted protein from the bones of the West Runton Elephant ... Despite the age of the fossil sufficient peptides were obtained from the West Runton Skeleton to identify it as being part of the elephantidea family, which ...
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