What is a mastodon?


The mastodon was a distant mammoth relative found in North America around 3.7 million years ago. Their main habitat was cold spruce woodlands and they are believed to have moved in herds. Mastodons were about the same size as modern day elephants but were more heavily muscled with furry coats for cold protection.
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A mastodon was a mammal that lived during the Ice Age. They were huge creatures and looked a lot like elephants. Their tusks were very large and they are believed to have become extinct
The Mastodon (now extinct) was a distant relative of the modern-day Elephant.
Mastodons:1:extinct elephant-like mammal that flourished worldwide from Miocene through
Mastodons were an elephant-like mammal that roamed the Earth some 15 million years ago. It fed on plants and used its tusks to break branches. Mastodon ..
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The American mastodon (scientific name Mammut americanum) roamed North America from at least 3.75 million to 11,000 years ago. Mastodons, along with mammoths and modern elephants, are members of the order Proboscidea... More »
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When you think of animals that are no longer extinct but have animals that exist from them, mastodon is any one of these extinct animals. Like the elephant is to a mammoths, they are similar is appearance.
A Mastodon is a mammal. It is huge and elephant-like. It lived worldwide around the Miocene and Pleistocene epochs. They were also present in North America in recent times. You can find more information here: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mastodon
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