Mastodon Skull Replica


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Mastodon Skull Replica measures 44x26x26 inches. Mastodon Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Mammut americanum is the scientific name for Mastodon from Pleistocene Wasatch Plateau of Utah. Unmounted. No tusks. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Price includes 130.00 wooden Crate. Please call 509-951-3557 for shipping quote.

Mastodon or Mammut americanum are any species of extinct proboscideans in the genus Mammut (family Mammutidae), distantly related to elephants, that inhabited North and Central America during the late Miocene or late Pliocene up to their extinction at the end of the Pleistocene 10,000 to 11,000 years ago.

Mastodon or Mammut americanum lived in herds and were predominantly forest-dwelling animals that fed on a mixed diet obtained by browsing and grazing with a seasonal preference for browsing, similar to living elephants.

M. americanum, the American mastodon, and M. pacificus, the Pacific mastodon, are the youngest and best-known species of the genus. Mastodon or Mammut americanum disappeared from North America as part of a mass extinction of most of the Pleistocene megafauna, widely believed to have been caused by overexploitation by Clovis hunters.

Modern reconstructions based on partial and skeletal remains reveal that mastodon or Mammut americanum were very similar in appearance to elephants and, to a lesser degree, mammoths, though not closely related to either one. Compared to mammoths, mastodons had shorter legs, a longer body and were more heavily muscled, a build similar to that of the current Asian elephants.

Like modern elephants, the females were smaller than the males. They had a low and long skull with long curved tusks, with those of the males being more massive and more strongly curved. Mastodons had cusp-shaped teeth, very different from mammoth and elephant teeth (which have a series of enamel plates), well-suited for chewing leaves and branches of trees and shrubs.

Mastodon or Mammut americanum have been characterized as predominantly browsing animals. Of New World proboscids, Mastodon or Mammut americanum appear to have been the most consistent in browsing rather than grazing.

Most accounts of gut contents have identified coniferous twigs as the dominant element in their diet. Study of mastodon teeth microwear patterns indicates that mastodons could adjust their diet according to the ecosystem, with regionally specific feeding patterns corresponding to boreal forest versus cypress swamps.

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Additional information

Weight 50 lbs
Dimensions 44 × 26 × 26 in
Mastodon Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: †Mammutidae
Genus: †Mammut
Type species: †Elephas americanum
Species: †M. americanum
Conservation Status: Extinct


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