Action News 5 received this press release from the Pink Palace Museum:
Recently Uncovered Fossil on Display at the Pink Palace
Memphis, Tennessee (August 6, 2010) -- An amazing Mid-South discovery goes on display at the Pink Palace Museum Monday, August 9, 2010. A few weeks ago, remnants of a long-extinct creature were found in the suburbs north of Memphis. Now, those remnants are on display at the Pink Palace Museum, where curious visitors can get a glimpse of this rare specimen in the process of restoration.
In June, a contractor digging a pool in Brighton, Tennessee uncovered a very large tooth. He called the Pink Palace. Museum staff excavated the find and identified it as the jaw of a member of the family Gomphotherium, extinct relatives of mastodons and elephants.
The animal probably