New data on trunk morphology in the woolly mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius (Blumenbach)

  title={New data on trunk morphology in the woolly mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius (Blumenbach)},
  author={Valery Plotnikov and Evgeny N Maschenko and I. S. Pavlov and Albert Protopopov and G.G. Boeskorov and Ekaterina A. Petrova},
  journal={Paleontological Journal},
A well-preserved trunk (proboscis) of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) found in 2010 in the area of the Oiyagosskii Yar, about 30 km west of the mouth of the Kondratievo River (Yakutia) is described (mammoth named Yuka). The distal part of trunk has a transverse expansion. In the expanded condition, it changes the trunk cross section from oval to ellipsoidal. The expansion is laterally framed by skin folds with sites of muscles making the trunk cross diameter twice as great. Trunk… 
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Yuka the Mammoth, a Frozen Mummy of a Young Female Woolly Mammoth from Oyogos
  • A. Lopatin
  • Environmental Science
    Paleontological Journal
  • 2021
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