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  1. mastodon of North America; in some classifications considered a mammoth rather than a mastodon

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Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

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 , ...

Google previewWorld History Encyclopedia [21 volumes] (2011)

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, ...

Google previewIconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art (1851)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2000)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

The American mastodon (Mammut americanum), is classified as a browser from its ...

Google previewThe 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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Small photo of Mammut americanum (molar from the extinct American Mastodon) 10,000 years old Collected from the St. Marks River, Florida More...

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