African mammoth (Mammuthus subplanifrons Osborn, 1928)
Dimensions: length - 5,5 m, height - 3,5 m, weight - 8 000 kg
Expansion: during the early Pliocene (endemic Africa)
Mammuthus subplanifrons, or the African mammoth, is the oldest representative of the genus Mammuthus, appearing around 5 million years ago during the early Pliocene in what is today South Africa and countries of East Africa, especially Ethiopia. They already presented some of the unique characteristics of mammoths like the spirally, twisting tusks.
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