Mammuthus primigenius

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Synonyms for Mammuthus primigenius

very hairy mammoth common in colder portions of the northern hemisphere

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It's the ancient and noble Mammuthus primigenius, better known as the wooly mammoth.
The Woolly mammoth Mammuthus primigenius is the animal that today is found frozen in the Arctic regions of North America and Asia.
Mammuthus primigenius, the woolly mammoth, may be excluded based upon morphologic dissimilarity of its teeth to those from Iron Bridge, its more northern distribution, and inferred tundra habitat (Harington & Ashworth 1986).
Pero Agenbroad (1984) establecio que aunque Mammuthus primigenius tuvo una amplia distribucion en el territorio canadiense, Alaska, la region de los Grandes Lagos y el Norte de las Planicies Norteamericanas durante el Pleistoceno Tardio; esta especie nunca alcanzo el sur de Estados Unidos.
Key words: mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, Last Glacial Maximum, Pleistocene, Beringia, Canadian Arctic Islands, Northwest Territories
Finally, some early authors (apparently in error, Skeels 1962) attributed Michigan mammoth teeth to Mammuthus primigenius (wooly mammoth), a name that is usually applied to more northerly forms that are known to have had long black hair (Anderson 1984).
Agenbroad 1984; Graham 1986; Maglio 1973) recognize three North American species of mammoth: Mammuthus meridionalis, Mammuthus imperator, Mammuthus columbi, and the Wisconsinan immigrant, Mammuthus primigenius.