It has been reported that a new mastodon species – a relative of the mammoth – has been discovered by scientists.
The researchers announced the discovery of the mammoth pacificus in an article published on Wednesday in PeerJ.
Earlier there was one of the major species of mastodon in North America, known as the mammoth American. This new species, however, was specific to the North American West or where California is today.
According to LiveScience, the mastodons died 10,000 years ago.
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According to Gizmodo, this is the first time in 50 years that a new mastodon species has been discovered. These mastodons are reported to have narrower molars, more pelvic veins and no lower tusks in the jaw,
but scientists are not sure what the purpose of these differences was for the Pacific mastodons.
"That's not a functional difference, it's more of an ancestor of the ancestors [n] they inherited," co-author Eric Scott said in a presentation on Wednesday, the Tech Times reported YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH IN THE BATTLE
Alton Dooley, Jr., the newspaper's lead author and chief executive of the Western Science Center, told Gizmodo that he and his co-authors did not believe a new human being was possible. Species could be discovered because these types of animals ̵
"I am shocked that there is a mastodon taxon that has not been recognized for so long," he told the outlet.
Dooley Jr. According to his reports, the authors discovered the new types of fossils that were dug out of Diamond Valley Lake in the 1990s, after examining more than 500 mastodons, the Tech Times reported. As the fossils were excavated, they were stored at the Western Science Center in Hemet, California.