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Monumental DNA Study Reveals Secrets of North American Mastodons

Monumental DNA Study Reveals Secrets of North American Mastodons

A new paper published today offers surprising insight into the American mastodon and its reactions to a changing environment. This stocky megafauna — whose tusks, trunk and four legs echo today’s elephant — is thought to have lived predominantly within forests and marshy environments throughout ancient North America before its…