First specimen of Mastodon
American Mastodon (Mammut americanus) at
Big Bone Lick State Park in United States

dead elephant ☨ ⚪ First specimen of Mastodon  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationParis National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France

Identification


Description

Species:American Mastodon (Mammut americanus)
Sex and age:, unknown age
Status:fossil
Characteristics: bones and teeth
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in North America unspecified forest
Death
Dead:
Death location: Big Bone Lick State Park
Death reason: :
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Big Bone Lick State Park, in United States

Date of arrival

Big Bone Lick State Park
Record history
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2021-09-10: Updated as fossil

Latest document update2021-09-10 09:38:17
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† First specimen of Mastodon is a dead fossil American Mastodon (Mammut americanus), , who died at Big Bone Lick State Park, in United States, .

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Paris National Museum of Natural History, in Paris, France, since 1740-00-00.

Origin


First specimen of Mastodon was born wild at North America unspecified forest.


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In 1739, a French military expedition found the bones and Teeth of an enormous creature along the Ohio River at Big Bone Lick in what would become the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These finds were forwarded to Buffon and other naturalists at the Jardin des Plantes (the precursor of today’s Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle) in Paris.

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). First specimen of Mastodon, American Mastodon (Mammut americanus) located at Paris National Museum of Natural History in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10587. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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