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The American mastodon had thick coats of shaggy hair, to protect them from the intense cold of Pleistocene North America and Eurasia. Mastodons were primarily browsers, nibbling on shrubs and the low-lying branches of trees.  Most Mastodon remains are completely isolated, which is evidence (but not proof) of a solitary lifestyle among full-grown adults.

The American mastodon.

Columbian Mammoth by Carl Buell. It must have been a magnificent sight.

paleoillustration: Columbian Mammoth by Carl Buell.

Giant: How the 10ft tall mastodon may have looked next to a comparatively tall 6ft man

Builders unearth 2million-year-old skull and tusks of elephant's ancient relative

The Mammut americanum (American mastodon) became extinct around to years ago due to human-related activities or climate-change. A hybrid of human-related and climate-change has been proposed in recent years.

Titanotherium sculpture from Cambridge University museum

Don't know who Did this One, but DAMN (Still a Mammal, tho.

Cuvieronius hyodon l North America about 10.3 - 10.2 million years ago

Cuvieronius hyodon by ~DiBgd

Moeritherium Facts: Moeritherium (Heinrich Harder)

Moeritherium Facts

Paleo-author Wilhelm Bolsche, with illustrations by Heinrich Harder and others

Mammoths And Saber-Toothed Cats  A pride of Smilodon fatalis, often called a saber-toothed cat, attacks a calf belonging to a herd of mammoths while the mother moves to protect her offspring.

Explosive New Theory Explains Dinos' Demise

Mammoths And Saber-Toothed Cats A pride of Smilodon fatalis, often called a saber-toothed cat, attacks a calf belonging to a herd of mammoths while the mother moves to protect her offspring.

Why Did the Woolly Mammoth Die Out National Geographic

Why Did the Woolly Mammoth Die Out National Geographic

A brief history of whale evolution

Whalevolution: A Brief History of Whale Evolution

Brontotheres, (White River Badlands), an extinct genus of prehistoric odd-toed ungulate mammal, a group of rhinoceros-like browser related to horses. It was endemic to N.A. During the Late Eocene epoch (38-33.9 Ma), existing for approx. 4.1 Ma

During the Eocene brontotheres represented the largest mammals found in North America and Asia. Brontotheres were large robust animals, with the last forms reaching 14 ft in length and 8 ft at the.

Moeritherium | Moeritherium | ferrebeekeeper

Moeritherium | Moeritherium | ferrebeekeeper

Adult Mastodon tooth (rear upper skull tooth (jaw teeth are the lower teeth) from the Pleistocene Age - Tulsa County, Oklahoma (Arkansas River near Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Adult Mastodon tooth Rear upper skull tooth (jaw teeth are the lower teeth) Age: Pleistocene Locality: Tulsa County, Oklahoma (Arkansas River near Sand Springs, OK)

Thylacoleo carnifex kill Phascolonus gigas by RomanYevseyev.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Pleistocene of Australia. Thylacoleo carnifex kill a giant wombat Phascolonus gigas Thylacoleo carnifex kill Phascolonus gigas

Woolly Mammoth in a snowstorm by paleoartist Carl Buell

Humans definitely weren't to blame for killing off one of the last surviving woolly mammoth populations — so what is? Scientists finally have the…

Gliptodonte

When Plus-Sized Prehistoric Mammals Ruled the Earth: Glyptodon, the Giant Armadillo

Una hembra de Harpagolestes o Mongolestes pasa el rato con sus cachorrillos, a la sombra. Esta criatura era un mesoniquio (término prestado del griego y que significa "garra pequeña"), relacionado con los artiodáctilos (mamíferos ungulados, como las cabras o las jirafas) y los cetáceos (¡). Como ven, era más o menos como un enorme lobo-hiena. Por Velizar Simeonovsky

Mesonychid by Velizar Simeonovski

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