|Scientific Name||Mammuthus exilis|
Channel Islands mammoth
Pygmy Mammoth Description
- The pygmy mammoth went extinct during the time when megafauna began to disappear. The mammoth could not live up to the change in conditions.
- It is the smallest of the mammoths.
- The fossils were discovered in 1856.
- Pygmy mammoths died out 13 – 12.9 thousand years ago.
- They could swim as far as 4 mi (6.4 km).
Size & Weight
- SHOULDER HEIGHT: 72 m (5.6 ft)
- WEIGHT: 760 kg (1,680 lb)
Channel Islands of California