Mastodon – meaning of the word and example

Any of various extinct mammals (genus Mammut synonym Mastodon) of the elephant family existing from the Miocene through the Pleistocene that are distinguished from the related mammoths chiefly by molar teeth with cone-shaped cusps. (Merriam – Webster)

One that is unusually large. (Merriam – Webster)

Any extinct elephant-like proboscidean  mammal of the genus Mammut (or Mastodon), common in Pliocene times. (Collins Dictionary)

A large extinct elephant-like mammal of the Miocene to Pleistocene epochs, having teeth of a relatively primitive form and number. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Example

Mastodon Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon

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