Richard M. Wicker
creator of digital collection
Stegomastodon dig at Weiss Gravel Pit near Holyoke, Colorado. L-R: Lesley Petrie DMNS Volunteer; Dr. Richard Stucky Curator of Paleoecology and Evolution; Alice Steindler DMNS Volunteer working on stegomastodon showing spine (vertebra). The stegmastodon is an extinct proboscidean which lived 1.2 to 6 million years ago. It stood 2.8 metres (9 ft) tall and looked like a robust version of the modern elephant. It weighed about 6,000 kilograms (13,000 lb).
date of photograph
USA, Colorado, Phillips County, Weiss Gravel Pit
use with permission Denver Museum of Nature & Science