Stegomastodon fossil now in ABQ

Stegomastodon fossil

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The gigantic Mastadon fossil found at Elephant Butte Lake is now at its new home in Albuquerque.

The Stegomastodon skull has been successfully moved to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to be studied.

The fragile fossil was placed in a cast to protect it on the journey.

A group of men at a bachelor party found it earlier this week.

Paleontologists say it could be the most complete fossil of a Stegomastodon ever found in the US.

The fossil will be studied for the next several months before potentially going on display for the public. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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