Mastodon

Mammut americanum


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The word Mastodon means “nipple-teeth”. Teeth are one of the main differences between it and a Mammoth. Their cone or nipple shaped teeth are much different than the flat grinding surface of a Mammoth tooth.

The is a very ancient prehistoric elephant and a distant relative of the Woolly Mammoth.

Mastodon Tooth with roots.
Mastodon Tooth in the Lower Jaw.
Fossil Tusk Bark Ivory

They were browsers that ate leaves, twigs, and smaller plant vegetation. Their fossils are very common in Florida, more so than Mammoths.

They were a heavier, stouter built elephant with a low sloping head and neck. They lived in warmer lowland environments and Ice Age spruce forests.

Their tusks were very straight, some reaching 15ft (5M) in length and not to be confused with the curved mammoth tusks.

They could reach 9 ft (2.75M) in height at the shoulder with a length of about 15 ft and weighing in somewhere between 8 and 12,000 lbs.

There is some evidence that they may have had seasonal migration routes in search of food.


Mammut americanum Fossils for Sale

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Baby Mammut americanum Tooth for Sale

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Prehistoric Elephants Bone Fossil for Sale

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Mammut americanum Tooth or Molar

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Mammut americanum Tooth or Molar

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Mammut americanum Tooth or Molar

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Mammut americanum or Mammoth Skull Section for Sale

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Mammut americanum Tooth or Molar

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Mammut americanum 4-hump Molar

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Mammut americanum Tooth / Molar with 3 humps

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Lower Jaw Mammut americanum Juvenile Tusk

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