Evolution and dispersal of mammoths across the Northern Hemisphere

  title={Evolution and dispersal of mammoths across the Northern Hemisphere},
  author={Adrian M Lister and Andrei V. Sher},
  pages={805 - 809}
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. Science, this issue p. 805 Detailed morphological examination of mammoth… Expand
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