A new type of mastodon – a relative of the mammoth – was discovered by scientists.
Researchers have announced the discovery of Mammut pacificus in an article published in PeerJ on Wednesday
. is one of the main types of mastodont in North America, known as the American Mammut. The new species is specific to the North American West or where California is today.
Mastodons disappeared about 10,000 years ago, according to LiveScience.
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According to Gizmodo, for the first time in 50 years a new type of mastodont was discovered. According to reports, these mastodonts have narrower molars, more vertebrae in the pelvis and no lower pus in their jaw. This is rather a functional difference. This is more of a relationship with the descendants of the predecessor they have inherited, co-author Eric Scott told a presentation on Wednesday, Tech Times reported. Alton Doyle Jr., the lead author of the newspaper and executive director of the Western Science Center, told Gismomo that he and his co-authors did not think it possible new species can be found because these Pleistocene species are incredibly well researched.
"I am shocked that there is a taddon mastodon who has not been recognized so long," he said. Young and its reported that the authors have discovered new species of fossils that were dug out of Diamond Valley Lake in the 1