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[Photo] A bull African mammoth, Mammuthus africanavus comes down to the water's edge, and encounters a pair of anthracotheres of the genus Libycosaurus during Pliocene Africa. (C) Stanton F. Fink. URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mammuthus_africanavus.JPG
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The African Mammoth
, Mammuthus africanavus
, (literally, "African Ancestor Mammoth
"), is among the oldest mammoth
species, having first appeared around 4.8 million years ago during the Pliocene. Its fossil
s have been found in Pliocene deposits in Chad, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
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