The bones are believed to belong to the Mammuthus columbi
species, an extinct mammoth similar to an elephant.
LDA and the late John Lance returned to the locality and collected the mandible of Mammuthus columbi
En relacion a los proboscideos de America Central, sobresale el registro mas austral del genero Mammut en el Pleistoceno de Honduras (Lucas & Alvarado, 1991); el genero Mammuthus con la especie Mammuthus columbi
que corresponde al Pacifico Central de Costa Rica (Alvarado, 1986; Lucas et al.
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.
The Columbian Mammoth, Mammuthus columbi
, from the Wasatch Mountains of Central Utah.
But Jensen can be certain it belongs to a Mammuthus columbi
because he had it examined by experts earlier this year, namely the director of the state museum of paleontology, Bill Orr.
, the Columbian mammoth, was restricted to southern North America, where it apparently was very abundant, particularly in Florida.
The small remaining portion of the long bone could be that of either Mammuthus imperator, Mammuthus columbi
or Mammut americanum, but given the stratigraphic location, the remains are unlikely to be those of Mammuthus imperator.
micropus), Mammuthus columbi
, Equus, Camelops, and Bison.
All fossil records of proboscideans from Nicaragua are of Cuvieronius hyodon (rare) and more common Mammuthus columbi
and appear to be of Late Pleistocene age.
The quarry lies within the Satilla Formation and borders the Brunswick Canal, presenting the possibility that this new material could be considered topotypes for Mammuthus columbi
Agenbroad 1984) have used the name Mammuthus columbi
(a name often associated with more southern forms of Mammuthus) for Michigan specimens.