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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There was a Swammerdam, and there was an Olaus Worm with his Museum Wormianum; and Charles Willson Peale did have his museum in Philadelphia, to which Benjamin Franklin donated the carcass of an Angora cat and where you could also see a mastadon and mechanical devices like the Eidophusikon, which showed primitive movies.
Bob Engleman, PAI's director for population and environmental programs, notes that there are plenty of instructive examples of devastated ecosystems ruined by human population pressure, dating back to the possible extinction of mega-fauna like the mastadon and sabre-toothed tiger at the hands of man in North American prehistory.
Konchar was named to the Summit League All-Tournament Team after amassing 29 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists in a Mastadons loss to North Dakota State, the first time since 1990 a player was voted to that team playing just one game.