Mammut pacificus Dooley et al. 2019 (mastodon)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Mammutidae

Full reference: A. C. Dooley, E. Scott, J. Green, K. B. Springer, B. S. Booley and G. J. Smith. 2019. Mammut pacificus sp. nov., a newly recognized species of mastodon from the Pleistocene of western North America. PeerJ 7:e6614

Belongs to Mammut according to A. C. Dooley et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Mammut americanum, Mammut borsoni, Mammut cosoensis, Mammut floridanum, Mammut furlongi, Mammut matthewi, Mammut raki, Mastodon rectus, Mastodon spenceri, Mammut mirificum, Mastodon (Tetralophodon), Mastodon bumiajuensis, Mastodon proavus

Type specimen: WSC 18743, a partial skeleton (Partial skeleton including largely complete cranium and mandible, with left and right M2/m2 and M3/m3, complete right tusk, distal 1/3 of left tusk, nearly comp). Its type locality is Diamond Valley Lake West Dam, which is in a Rancholabrean terrestrial horizon in California.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Quaternary of United States (36: California, Idaho collections)

• Blancan of United States (1: California)

Total: 37 collections each including a single occurrence

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