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Dinosaur Jungle   >   Other Prehistoric Animals   >   Mastodons

Mastodons



Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Mammalia
  Order Proboscidea
  Family Mammutidae
  Genus Mammut
Mastodons were a genus of animals, related to elephants and Mammoths, that lived from about 4 million years ago through to almost 6,000 years ago. Although they outwardly resembled Mammoths, Mastodons were in fact distinct from them - Mastodons were browsing herbivores (principally eating leaves from trees and shrubs) whereas Mammathos were grazers (eating grasses).

Masotodons inhabited a vast area in Europe, Asia and North America. Their fossils have been in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, and as far South as Greece and Honduras.

Mastodons were around 10 feet (3 meters) tall at the shoulder, and equipped with long horizontal tusks, which could be as long as 16 feet (5 meters). The tusks are believed to have been used for breaking branches and twigs when feeding, and, by males, in competitions for mates. Differences between Mastodons and Mammoths, include a thinner woolly coat, different shaped teeth, and nearly horizontal tusks (whereas Mammoth tusks tended to be more curved).

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Mastodons were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 4 million and 6,000 years ago

Mastodons were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 4 million and 6,000 years ago


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Mastodon - Crack the Skye (Guitar Recorded Versions)
By Mastodon

Hal Leonard
Released: August 1st, 2009
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  • Number of Pages: 104
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  • Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
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Once upon a Mastodon: All About Prehistoric Mammals (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
By Bonnie Worth

Random House Books for Young Readers
Released: September 23rd, 2014
Hardcover (48 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 48
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Mastodon - The Hunter (Guitar Recorded Versions)
By Mastodon

Hal Leonard
Released: December 1st, 2011
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  • UPC: 884088624118
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  • PartNumber: HL00691176
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  • Number of Pages: 104
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Mastodon - Emperor of Sand: Accurate Tab Edition
By Mastodon

Hal Leonard
Released: August 1st, 2017
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  • PartNumber: 236690
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  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Author: Mastodon
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Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun (Recorded Versions Guitar)
By Mastodon

Hal Leonard
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  • Number of Pages: 136
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The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
By Ta-Nehisi Coates

One World
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Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?: All About Weather (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
By Tish Rabe

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  • Number of Pages: 48
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Mammoths and Mastodons of the Ice Age
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  • Number of Pages: 128
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Safari, So Good!: All About African Wildlife (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
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