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mastodon vs. mammoth

[ mas-tuh-don ]
/ ˈmæs təˌdɒn /

noun
  1. a massive, elephantlike mammal of the genus Mammut (Mastodon), that flourished worldwide from the Miocene through the Pleistocene epochs and, in North America, into recent times, having long, curved upper tusks and, in the male, short lower tusks.
  2. a person of immense size, power, influence, etc.
[ mam-uhth ]
/ ˈmæm əθ /

  1. any large, elephantlike mammal of the extinct genus Mammuthus, from the Pleistocene Epoch, having hairy skin and ridged molar teeth.

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