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Mammuthus columbi Falconer, 1857

Columbian mammoth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Elephas columbia Falconer, 1857; Elephas columbi Falconer, 1857; Parelephas columbi Falconer, 1857; Mammuthus meridionalis nebrascensis Osborn, 1932; Archidiskodon meridionalis nebrascensis Osborn, 1932; Mammuthus hayi Barbour 1915; Archidiskodon hayi Barbour, 1915; Elephas haroldcooki Hay, 1928; Mammuthus haroldcooki Hay, 1928; Elephas scotti Barbour, 1925; Mammuthus imperator Leidy, 1858; Mammuthus jeffersonii Osborn, 1922


Conservation Status

Last Record: 10,710 ± 130 BP (Fiedel, 2009)



The Americas












Original scientific description:

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