Mammuthus subplanifrons

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African Mammoth
Temporal range: Early Pliocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Mammuthus
Species: M. subplanifrons
Binomial name
Mammuthus subplanifrons
Osborn, 1928

Mammuthus subplanifrons is the oldest representative of the genus mammuthus, appearing around 5 million years ago during the early Pliocene in what is today South Africa, Ethiopia and other countries of East Africa. They already presented some of the unique characteristics of mammoths like the spirally, twisting tusks. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lister, Adrian; Bahn, Paul. (10/11/2007). Mammoths: giants of the ice age. Frances Lincoln LTD. p. 23.