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phylum Chordata The Mammutidae are a family of extinct proboscideans that lived between the Miocene and the Pleistocene or Holocene. Mammutidae classify taxa known by the common name mastodon, a name also used by Georges Cuvier for the genus Mastodon.

The American mastodon is the most recent and best-known species of the genus. They disappeared from North America as part of a mass extinction of most of the Pleistocene megafauna. For more information, please visit the Wikipedia Entry

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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Proboscidea
family †Mammutidae
genus †Mammut
Temporal range Late Miocene
Late Pleistocene

Mastodon Skeleton

For all models, see Mastodon