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

  • It was also even seen as a dish on ABC's Dinosaurs under the name "mastodon surprise", including a part on one of the tests to become a member of Young Male Carnivores Association.
  • It Was seen as a living Skeleton fighting a Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton in the FullMoon film DOCTOR MORDRID.
  • It was seen a little bit in Discovery Channels Land of the Mammoth.
  • It was seen in the 6 part BBC Program Wild New World aka Prehistoric America.
  • It was seen in the animated 2008 film TUROK SON OF STONE.
  • It was seen in Discovery Channels Prehistoric New York & Prehistoric Chicago.
  • A Skeleton of the American mastodon was featured in David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive. Where it was 1st thought as a creature called The Missourian Leviathan in the 19th Century & was much Bigger than in life. But The Missourian Leviathan was a fake due to extra bones & blocks of wood. The Skeleton was put together in the complete & correct appearance. Then finally the tusks were placed on a completely straight position as those of the modern elephant.