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Evolution and dispersal of mammoths across the Northern Hemisphere

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Science  13 Nov 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6262, pp. 805-809
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac5660

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Moving mammoths

Mammoths are a particularly charismatic example of our Pleistocene megafuana. Lister and Sher took a detailed look at mammoth fossils globally and suggest that the North American Columbian mammoth, thought to have arisen from a European species, probably evolved from a more advanced Asian species. Similar dispersal events of Asian mammoths led to later colonization events in Europe and North America.

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