An extinct, hairy, maned elephant (Mammuthus primigenius formerly Elephas primigenius), of enormous size, remains of which are found in the northern parts of both continents. The last of the race, in Europe, were coeval with prehistoric man.
An extinct elephant having a sloping back and plated teeth that resembled a washboard. Mammoths were grazers and fed on grasses, sedges, and shrubs.
extinct relatives of the elephant that roamed North America and Eurasia during the Ice Age.
of immense size, — also a now-extinct specie of animal related to the modern elephant; it was very large and covered in fur. Mammoth Cave is known for its Mammoth size.
is a large extinct kind of haired elephant, with long curved tusks, that inhabited the tundra zone on the continents of Northern Hemisphere in Late Pleistocene.
any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
a huge animal, and while it may have frozen quickly enough to prevent the bacteria in the gut from eating it from within, the chances of it freezing quickly enough to prevent large ice crystals forming are next to nil
an elephant from way back in prehistorical times
an extinct elephant with long tusks
Mammoths lived during the early Pleistocene less than two million years ago. Growing to a height of 15 feet, mammoths were the largest of the order of animals called Proboscidea, which also includes mastodons and elephants.
A huge, hairy elephant that became extinct about 4,000 years ago.
The latest research indicates that the only two species of mammoth in Florida were the Mammuthus haroldcooki or early mammoth (also called Imperial Mammoth) and the later columbi (Columbian Mammoth). The widely known Woolly Mammoth ( Mammuthus primigenius) is now thought to have ventured no farther south than present-day North Carolina. Also, some leading scientists now believe that some mammoths may have survived much later than previously thought, perhaps as recent as 4000 years ago.