genus Mammuthus


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Noun1.genus Mammuthus - extinct genus: mammothsgenus Mammuthus - extinct genus: mammoths    
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
mammoth - any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
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A mammoth is any species of the extinct genus Mammuthus, proboscideans commonly equipped with long, curved tusks and, in northern species, a covering of long hair.
Lucas & Effinger (1991) and Lucas & Morgan (1997) reviewed the published records and accessible museum collections of mammoths (genus Mammuthus) and mastodonts (Mammut americanum) from New Mexico, respectively (see also Harris 1993).