American mammoth
Temporal range: Late Miocene – Late Pleistocene
Mastodon americanum artwork
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Mammutidae
Genus: †Mammut
Blumenbach, 1799

The American mastodon was a large elephant like mammal that had a coat of thick dark indigo hide. It lived in western North America from the late Miocene to the late Pleistocene. American Mastodons are like the woolly mammoth, their close cousin, but were slightly smaller and had less fur.

In the Media Edit

The American mastodon is featured in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Jurassic Park Builder and Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals. But also even as a dish on ABC's Dinosaurs under the name "mastodon surprise", includning a part on one of the tests to become a member of Young Male Carnivores Association.


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