Temporal range: Pleistocene - Recent
The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), is a species of mammoth. This animal is known from bones and frozen carcasses from northern North America and northern Eurasia. The best preserved carcasses in Siberia. They are perhaps the most well known species of mammoth.
Woolly mammoths were large elephants that lived during the ice ages. Cave paintings of the woolly mammoth have been found in France and Spain. Woolly mammoths are closely related to the Asian Elephant.
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