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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 - The Hunter (Guitar Recorded Versions)
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Released: December 1st, 2011
Paperback (104 pages)

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  • ISBNs: 1458419320, 9781458419323
  • UPC: 884088624118
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  • PartNumber: HL00691176
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  • Number of Pages: 104
  • Publication Date: December 1st, 2011
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My Mastodon
By Barbara Lowell

Creative Editions
Released: February 25th, 2020
Hardcover (32 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1568463278
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Author: Barbara Lowell
  • Publication Date: February 25th, 2020
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The Warrior The Mastodons Book Two (Volume 2)
By James Strauss

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: July 18th, 2018
Paperback (384 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1721861920
  • EAN: 9781721861927
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Author: James Strauss
  • Publication Date: July 18th, 2018
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The Boy: The Mastodons (Mastodon Series Book 1)
By James Strauss

Geneva Shore Publishing. Inc
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  • Number of Pages: 274
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Mastodon, Mammoth, and Man
By J P. 1848-1939 MacLean

Palala Press
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  • ISBN: 1341830950
  • EAN: 9781341830952
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  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Author: J P. 1848-1939 MacLean
  • Publication Date: September 7th, 2015
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Project Mastodon
By Clifford D. Simak

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Mastodon -- Leviathan: Authentic Guitar TAB
By Mastodon

Alfred Publishing
Released: August 1st, 2006
Paperback (88 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0739043269
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  • Number of Pages: 88
  • Author: Mastodon
  • Publication Date: August 1st, 2006
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Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards))
By Cheryl Bardoe

Brand: Harry N. Abrams
Released: March 1st, 2010
Hardcover (48 pages)

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  • Brand: Brand: Harry N. Abrams
  • ISBN: 081098413X
  • EAN: 9780810984134
  • PartNumber: Illustrated
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  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Author: Cheryl Bardoe
  • Publication Date: March 1st, 2010
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Mastodon - Emperor of Sand: Accurate Tab Edition (GUITARE)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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  • PartNumber: 236690
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  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
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Mastodon Crack The Skye Tab (Guitar Recorded Versions) by Various (2009-09-21)
By Mastodon

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