It has already abandoned the mastodon Arctic Shtokman field.
It was only towards the middle of the last century that the mastodon first attracted attention in Europe.
Forepaugh had a mastodon up his sleeve for everybody else's elephant.
mastodon, one of an extinct species of mammals akin to the elephant.
No mastodon steak for them, Dolly; no nice wing-bone of ictiosaurus—they starved.
The mastodon was a giant elephant of a still earlier period than the mammoth.
The mastodon staggered, then regained his stride and went rushing on.
At Blanket Creek, near Sonora, stone relics and bones of the mastodon were found together in 1855.
The mastodon only differed essentially from the Elephant in his dental apparatus.
The mastodon is extinct, according to the scientists, but they are alive in Alaska.
1813, from Modern Latin genus name Mastodon (1806), coined by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) from Greek mastos "breast" (see masto-) + -odon "tooth" (see tooth); so called from the nipple-like projections on the crowns of the extinct mammal's fossil molars. Related: Mastodontic.
Any of several extinct mammals of the genus Mastodon (or Mammut). Mastodons resembled elephants and mammoths except that their molar teeth had conelike cusps rather than parallel ridges for grinding. Like elephants, mastodons had a pair of long, curved tusks growing from their upper jaw, but males also sometimes had a second pair from the lower jaw. Like mammoths, mastodons were covered with hair. They lived from the Oligocene Epoch to the end of the Ice Age.