Mastodon

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Mastodon
Temporal range: Late Miocene - Late Pleistocene, 5.3–0.011 Ma
Mammut americanum.jpg
Muntit M. americanum skelet (the "Warren mastodon"), AMNH
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Faimily: Mammutidae
Genus: Mammut
Blumenbach, 1799
Teep species
Elephas americanum
Kerr, 1792
Species
  • M. americanum (Kerr, 1792)
  • M. cosoensis Schultz, 1937
  • M. matthewi Osborn, 1921
  • M. pacificus Dooley et al., 2019
  • M. raki Frick, 1933
Mammut distribution.svg
The inferred range o Mammut (Eurasie range includes that o Zygolophodon borsoni, that's genus assignment is uncertaint, an M. matthewi)
Synonyms
  • Mastodon Cuvier, 1817
  • Tetracaulodon Godman, 1830
  • Missourium Koch, 1840
  • Leviathan Koch, 1841 (Emend. Koch, 1843)
  • Pliomastodon Osborn, 1926

Mastodons (Greek: μαστός "breast" an ὀδούς, "tuith") are ony speshies o extinct proboscideans in the genus Mammut (faimily Mammutidae), distantly relatit tae elephants, that inhabitit North an Central Americae in the late Miocene or late Pliocene up tae thair extinction at the end o the Pleistocene 10,000 tae 11,000 years aby.[1]

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