mastodon

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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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6 million years ago through about 12,000 years ago, with the American mastodon probably surviving a bit longer.
In 1989 the skeleton of an American mastodon, Mammut americanum, was unearthed in Newark, Ohio.
After finding the tooth Villanueva took to the Internet and compared images of the tooth he found to those of an American mastodon.
The American mastodon and Jefferson mammoth were the largest Pleistocene animals to walk on Michigan soil.
Paleontologists found the tusk of an Ice Age elephant, possibly a Columbian mammoth, bones and teeth of a towering American mastodon, wood and pollen from incense cedar and Mormon tea plants and fossils of birds, shrews, cottontails, gophers and mice.
Lawrence River, although many taxa with which it is commonly associated, such as the American mastodon Mammut americanum, have been found there.
Skeels (1962) summarized all known records of both the American mastodon and Jefferson mammoth in Michigan; at that time 32 localities were recorded, only 16 of them represented by museum specimens.
The first report of the American mastodon (Mammut americanum) in Michigan was during the nineteenth century (Lanman 1839).
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