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mastodon

a relative of the elephant that existed in MIOCENE and PLIOCENE times. It was, in fact, elephant-like and had a short trunk and long tusks.
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On 5 July 1992, while digging a trench for drainage tile in his Warren County cornfield, Larry Shafer encountered teeth and jawbone fragments of the American mastodont (Mammut americanum).
Intestinal Contents of a late Pleistocene mastodont from mid-continental North America.
All of the discussants at this yearly forum doubtlessly would agree that the most awesome and important members of the Pleistocene fauna are the mastodonts and mammoths, huge proboscideans (elephant-like beasts) that were the dominant members of the terrestrial community of the time.
Chronology: The most recent dated record is 11,240 [+ or -] 80 ybp (Wilkinson Giant Beaver Locality), and the oldest dated record is 15,540 [+ or -] 70 ybp (Shafer Mastodont Locality).
When the State Museum was relocated from its former home in the State Education Building, the Cohoes Mastodont was considered too fragile to move.
Dental remains of the American mastodont are recognized by their relatively thick enamel (6.
Blueberry Bog, Elkhart County (Swinehart & Parker 2000); Christensen Mastodont Site, Hancock County (Whitehead et al.
American mastodont from the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico.
Mammut, the American mastodont, has a single record in Central America from Honduras that lacks detailed provenance, so its precise age is uncertain.
Johns, Michigan was mastodont excavated by Daniel Fisher and Fisher 1987); or weakened ones could have been killed by human hunters.
Kapp) provided an update on records of mastodont and mammoth localities (as well as other Pleistocene vertebrates) and, in doing so, posed several questions, including (1) Why were proboscidean sites in the state so abundant for such a short period of time (12,000 to 10,000 years ago), while other vertebrates were apparently so uncommon?
This publication puts the Heisler mastodont into detailed contest with the environment in which it lived and died.