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DeeZee MINIATURES Prehistoric Range
The word mammoth comes from the Russian mamont, probably in turn from the Vogul (Mansi) language.
Mammoth remains have been found in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. They are believed to have originally evolved in North Africa about 4.8 million years ago, during the Pliocene, where bones of Mammuthus africanavus have been found in Chad, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. Mammuthus subplanifrons, found in South Africa and Kenya, is also believed to be one of the oldest species (about 4 million years ago).
Despite their African ancestry, they are in fact more closely related to the modern Asian Elephant than either of the two African elephants (as both Mammuthus and Elephas also originated in Africa). The common ancestor of both mammoths and Asian elephants split from the line of African elephants in the Late Miocene about 6 – 7.3 million years ago, probably due to the uplift of East Africa and increasing aridity in the Middle East. The Asian elephants and mammoths diverged about half a million years later, i.e. 5.5 – 6.3 million years ago.(Capelli et al. 2006)
THIS MODEL IS RESIN with separate tusks.
This model is approx. 70mm trunk to rump, 45mm base to top.
1 model per pack.
Models are supplied unassembled and unpainted.
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Please note that these models are made of metal or resin and they are not suitable for children. They have sharp points and may be harmful if they are chewed or swallowed.
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