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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Near Newburgh, in the State of New York, an American mastodon was discovered in 1845.
(ANSP 15208) Lake Found with fragments of an American mastodon tooth.
These dates indicate that the Jefferson mammoth and American mastodon were contemporaries in Michigan during the Wisconsin lateglacial and possibly early postglacial times.
Over the decades, as more and more bones and teeth have been discovered and as parallel studies have been conducted, it has become possible to make inferences about the habitats of American mastodon (M.
All (https://www.britannica.com/animal/mastodon) mastodons are believed to have roamed the planet throughout the Pleistocene Epoch, which ran from 2.6 million years ago through about 12,000 years ago, with the American mastodon probably surviving a bit longer.
Notable occurrences include some of the earliest discoveries of the Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) and American mastodon (Mammut americanum), one of the largest collections of the ground sloth Megalonyx jeffersonii, and the southernmost record of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus).
Supporting evidence for the local presence of spruce in the central Yukon during the last glaciation is provided by fossil remains of the American mastodon (Mammut americanum).
From the evidence at hand I conclude that the American mastodon arrived in Michigan after the ice had retreated from most of the Lower Peninsula, but before it had retired from the continent.
In 1989 the skeleton of an American mastodon, Mammut americanum, was unearthed in Newark, Ohio.
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