American mastodon

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Noun1.American mastodon - mastodon of North AmericaAmerican mastodon - mastodon of North America; in some classifications considered a mammoth rather than a mastodon
genus Mammut, genus Mastodon, Mammut - extinct type genus of the Mammutidae: mastodons
mastodon, mastodont - extinct elephant-like mammal that flourished worldwide from Miocene through Pleistocene times; differ from mammoths in the form of the molar teeth
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The American mastodon was distantly related to the woolly mammoth and lived alongside it for a time.
In the study, researchers compared nuclear DNA from living elephants as well as from a 43,000-year-old woolly mammoth bone from Siberia and from a 50,000--to 130,000-year-old North American mastodon tooth.
This is the first time that the Asian elephant, African forest elephant, African savanna elephant, the extinct woolly mammoth, and the extinct American mastodon have been looked at together.
This introductory section also features a proboscidean family tree with touchable scale models of family members, including a woolly mammoth, a Columbian mammoth, and an American mastodon.
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.
They include the enormous American mastodon, which towered 12 feet above the ground and weighed an average of 15,000 pounds, and the woolly mammoth.
Exhumation of the first complete skeleton of an American mastodon was depicted in a painting by Charles Willson Peale, a Philadelphia artist and naturalist.

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