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Location
 North America
 150 thousand years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 Same as modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 Pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 5C below modern level

Cenozoic Earth - An adult Woolly Mammoth compared to a modern adult African Elephant; paleontology; herbivores; mammals; megafauna; Proboscidea; proboscideans; scale reference - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Cenozoic
  Period: Quaternary
   Epoch: Pleistocene
    Age: Tarantian*

     
 

Woolly Mammoth & African Elephant compared

An adult Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) from 150 thousand years ago is compared to a modern adult African Elephant (genus Loxodonta). The Woolly Mammoth is 11 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 11,000 pounds, while the African Elephant is 11 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 10,000 pounds..

* Values are estimates only based upon available paleontological data.

*AKA Tyrrhenian Stage, Eemian, Sangamonian

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