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Definition of the noun american mastodon
What does american mastodon mean as a name of something?
- mastodon of North America; in some classifications considered a mammoth rather than a mastodon
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonyms of American mastodon: American mastodont / Mammut americanum
- more generic words: mastodon / mastodont = extinct elephant-like mammal that flourished worldwide from Miocene through Pleistocene times
- member of: genus Mammut / genus Mastodon / Mammut = extinct type genus of the Mammutidae: mastodons
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Volume 3: History by Charles Reagan Wilson
such as the American mastodon and the woolly mammoth. But there were also horses, bison, giant land tortoises, ground sloths, giant moose, giant beaver, musk ox, peccaries , ...
by Alfred J. Andrea Ph.D.
Many animal species roamed Beringia's plains and included woolly mammoth, American mastodon, woodland and tundra musk ox, western camel, Lambe's horse, steppe bison, elk, caribou, Dall's sheep, short- faced and grizzly bear, ...
There are, however, some exceptions, as some of the largest whales inhabit cold climates, whilst the American mastodon was larger than any recent elephant. Man exercises considerable influence upon the distribution of animals. Cultivation ...
by Barbara Ann Kipfer
The American mastodon (Mammut americanum), is classified as a browser from its ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
On the 6ther hand, in the short-chinned mastodons, as represented by the Pleistocene North American Mastodon americanus and the Pliocene European M. turicensis (fig. 1), the chin had shrunk to the dimensions characteristic of elephants, ...
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