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A mammoth is ony species o the extinct genus Mammuthus. Thir proboscideans is members o the elephant faimlie an sib tae modren elephants. Thay war aften graithed wi lang, bowed tusks an, in northren species, a coat o lang hair. Thay wis tae the fore atween the Pliocene epoch fae 4.8 million year til aboot 4,500 year syne. The wird mammoth comes fae the Roushie мамонт mamont, aiblins in turn fae the Vogul (Mansi) leid.