Thursday, 26 June 2014

Beasts: Early 'Elephant'

A resin model of an early elephantiforme from the family Gomphothereidae.

Gomphothereidae were around from the Oligocaene to the Pliocaene and were the first of the elephant ancestors to look like an elephant. They weren't quite as big as later elephatiformes but  Palaeomastodon, below, stood about two metres tall.

These ancient mammals are very suitable for pulp and steampunk games and make a welcome change from dinosaurs. They also look good in SF and Fantasy games.


  1. That looks rather splendid, where's he from?

    1. The real animal, I think, lived in the Americas. I got the model at a show: sorry can't remember the company.