Canadian Mammoth
220px-Mammuthus africanavus
Restoration of Mammuthus africanavus
Range Canada,Alberta,Yukon,Mexico
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Proboscidea
Family Elephantidae
Genus Mammuthus
Species M. canadensis
Conservation Status
The Canadian mammoth, (Mammuthus canadensis) (literally, "African ancestor mammoth"), is among the oldest of mammoth species, having first appeared around 3 million years ago during the Pleistocene. Its fossils have been found in Toronto,Alberta,Yukon,Mexico. It was relatively small and is seen as the direct ancestor of M. meriodionalis, although its tusk diverged more widely from its skull than later species of mammoth, which might indicate that it was an evolutionary dead end.
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