Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Proboscidea
Family Elephantidae
Genus Mammuthus
Species M. africanavus
Scientific Name Mammuthus africanavus

African Mammoth Description

  • The African mammoth is one of the oldest mammoth species.
  • The mammoth lived in the late Pliocene epoch 3 million years ago.
  • African mammoths died out 1.65 million years ago during the early Pleistocene epoch.
  • It had one of the longest tusks.
  • They are thought to be the cousins of modern day Indian Elephant instead of African elephants.

Size and Weight

  • LENGTH: 5.5 meters
  • HEIGHT: 3.5 meters
  • WEIGHT: 8,000 kg

Fossil Discovery

Chad, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya

Diet

Herbivores

Range

North Africa

Conservation Status

Extinct