more than one unnamed species) based on the lack of agreement among scientists about the specific content of the genus The most common references to Michigan mammoths have used the names Mammuthus
Primigenius (woolly mammoth), a northern form, and Mammuthus
Jeffersonii (Jefferson mammoth), a more southern form (see Holman 2001)
The fossil is a Mammuthus
Primigenius, a very old male, which was a pure vegetarian.
Along with IGM 9562, associated fossil material includes the lower jaw, skull, and teeth of Equus conversidens as well as isolated molars of Mammuthus
and Bison species; the latter suggesting a Rancholabrean NALMA for the faunal association (Montellano-Ballesteros, 2000; Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros, 2004).
The bones are believed to belong to the Mammuthus
columbi species, an extinct mammoth similar to an elephant.
Teeth discovered more recently in the same area in Crete now suggest the animal was in fact a mammoth, Mammuthus
The discoveries, a large Columbian Mammoth, known scientifically as a Mammuthus
columbi, and a Tyrannosaurus rex, have helped to push the already respected museum into an important stop for both amateur and professional paleontologists and geologists.
Marine mammal examples include bones from the genera Phoca and Odobenus, as well as various cetaceans; while terrestrial mammal examples include bones from the genera Mammut, Mammuthus
, Rangifer, Tapirus, Cervalces (= Alces), Symbos, Bison, and Megalonyx (e.
Europe's southern-most skeletal remains of Mammuthus
primigenius were unearthed in a moor on the 37 degrees north latitude.
Microwear analysis of Mammuthus
meridionalis (Nesti 1825) molar from Campo del Conte (Frosinone, Italy).
The woolly mammoth, Mammuthus
primigenius, was an impressive beast, standing 12ft tall, covered in thick, shaggy hair, and sporting an enormous pair of curled tusks.
It's the ancient and noble Mammuthus
primigenius, better known as the wooly mammoth.
Some of the more intriguing paleontological remains known from the islands include the late Pleistocene pygmy mammoth, Mammuthus
exilis (Stock and Furlong 1928; Roth 1996; Agenbroad 1998a, b, 2002).