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meaning: "Named after the Faiyum of Egypt"
Named By: C. W. Andrews & H. J. L. Beadnell in 1902
Time Period: Late Eocene-Early Oligocene~37-30 Ma
Location: Egypt - Gebel Qatrani Formation. Ethiopia. Libya
Size: Up to 2.5 meters high at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Several individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Proboscidea | Phiomiidae |

Phiomia is an extinct genus of basal proboscid that lived in what is now Northern Africa during the Late Eocene to Early Oligocene some 37-30 million years ago. "Phiomia serridens" means "saw-toothed animal of Faiyum".

Read more about Phiomia at Wikipedia
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