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  • proper noun An extinct genus comprising the mammoths.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Elephantidaemammoths.

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  • noun extinct genus: mammoths

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Examples

  • Were we focus on the "Synapsida" in all its glory, we could potentially have such basal taxa as Ophiacodon right next to Mammuthus or Canis.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Were we focus on the "Synapsida" in all its glory, we could potentially have such basal taxa as Ophiacodon right next to Mammuthus or Canis.

    Life's Time Capsule: The Permian Synapsid Show

  • The latest woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius Blumenbach) in Europe and Asia: a review of the current evidence.

    Introduction to Arctic Tundra and Polar Desert Ecosystems

  • Mammuthus fossils were first found in 1961 in a village in the southern county of Tainan.

    Heffalumps Widely Distributed in Taiwan

  • A little known but interesting aspect of Pleistocene megafauna was the species of pygmy mammoth Mammuthus exilis that inhabited the Northern Channel Islands of the California Coast.

    Pygmy Mammoths

  • It is thought that Columbian mammoths (Mammuthus columbi) made their way to Santarosae about 20,000 years ago likely swimming (modern elephants are good swimmers!) the 5 miles or so from the mainland.

    Pygmy Mammoths

  • Emblematic of the welter is that Pleistocene elephantid on the northern Channel Islands, oxymoronic in itself: Mammuthus exilis, the dwarf mammoth.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • These fossils represent Mammuthus exilis, a pygmy species derived from Mammuthus columbi, which was one of several mammoths that roamed North America within the last million years.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Mammuthus exilis, descended from mainland mammoths that stood fourteen feet tall at the shoulders, grew only six feet tall on the Channel Islands.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The offshore presence of Mammuthus exilis had for a century been taken as proof, Johnson wrote, that the northern Channel Islands were once connected to mainland California by a land bridge.

    The Song of The Dodo

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