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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You had everything from these huge herbivores like the mammoths and mastadons to some of the most formidable carnivores who have ever walked the planet like sabre-toothed cats, American lions, cave lions.
TABLE 1--Measurements (mm) of a subadult mammoth from Fain Ranch Locality, Yavapai County, Arizona, and those of Columbian mammoths (Mammuthus columbi) and mastadons (Mammut americanum) from elsewhere in the United States.
Mastadons grazed and saber-toothed cats hunted, contributing to the continent's biodiversity.