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Meritherium

Moeritherium the Tiny Elephant

Moeritherium lived in North Africa about 50 million years ago in the Miocene.  They stood little more than two feet tall and likely ate water plants in ponds similarly to hippopotamuses.

 

 

 

 


Palaeomastodon

Palaeomastodon

Palaeomastodons stood little more than 6 feet tall and lived from around 30 to 34 million years ago.

 

 

 


4 Tusked Eelephants

Trilophodon Four tusked Mastodon

The Trilophodon stood over 8 feet tall and lived in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America from the Miocene (26 million years ago) to the Pleistocene epoch (2 million years ago) .

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Tetrabelodon

Tetrabelodon

Tetrabelodon lived in North Africa, Europe and Asia during the Miocene (24 million to 5 million years ago) and the early Pliocene (5 million to 1.8 million years ago).  Tetrabelodons had four tusks and one species stood more than 15 feet tall.

 

 

 

 

 

Dinotherium

Dinotherium

The Dinotherium lived in Europe, Africa and Asia from around 20 million years ago to around just a few million years ago in the Miocene and the Pliocene periods.

 

 

 

 

 

Long Jawed Mastodon

Long Jawed Mastodon

Long Jawed Mastodons stood about 4 1/2 ft high, had four tusks and lived in the Oligocene epoch (from about 33.7 to 23.8 million years ago), part of the Tertiary Period in the Cenozoic Era.

During the Oligocene epoch, the first Mastodons lived  in Africa and their larger descendants spread over Asia, Europe and finally to Northern America about 15 million years ago in the Miocene (23.8 to 5.3 million years ago.)   The last Long-jawed Mastodons lived in North America and became extinct near the end of the Pleistocene (1.8 million to 11,000 years ago)


 

 

 

 

Mastodon

Mastodon

American Mastodons lived about 15 million years ago and became extinct about 6,000 years ago.  They stood about 10 feet tall, ate grass, leaves and water plants of the lowlands and swamps which they roamed.

 

 


 

 

Wooly Mammoth

Wooly Mammoth

The Woolly Mammoths were about 11 feet tall and lived in the Arctic Regions of Europe, Asia and North America in the Pleistocene (1.8 million to 11 thousand years ago) and became extinct between 5000 and 10,000 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

Hairy Mammoth of Europe

Hairy Mammoth

The Hairy Mammoth stood about 12 feet tall, lived in Europe and Asia during the Pleistociene and became extinct as recently as from 5,000 to 10,000 years ago.  Mammoths were hunted during the stone age and Cro-Magnon people painted Mammoth images on cave walls.

 

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