Definition of American mastodon
1. Noun. Mastodon of North America; in some classifications considered a mammoth rather than a mastodon.
Group relationships: Genus Mammut, Genus Mastodon, Mammut
Generic synonyms: Mastodon, Mastodont
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Literary usage of American mastodon
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1. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1859)
"FIVE molar teeth and a few fragments of bones belonging to the American mastodon were found on Long Island towards the end of last March, by the workmen ..."
2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1870)
"It indicates a species totally different from the American mastodon, ... It certainly does not belong to the common American mastodon, nor is it probable ..."
3. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1906)
"The common, or American mastodon, Mammut ameri- canum, is so well known as to require little description. It is readily distinguished from all other ..."