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Woolly mammoth
Temporal range: Pleistocene - Early Holocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Mammuthus
Species: Mammuthus primigenius
Synonyms
  • Elephas primigenius Blumenbach, 1799
  • Mammonteus primigenius (Osborn, 1924)
  • Elephas boreus Hay, 1924
  • Mammuthus boreus (Hay, 1924)

The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is a species of mammoth of the elephant family. It was the last of the mammoths to live on the planet Earth.

Climate Edit

Woolly mammoths have lived in the Arctic climates.