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(mam-mu-fus sub-plan-e-frons)
Mammuthus subplanifrons
Named By: Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1928
Time Period: Early Pliocene
Location: Southeast Africa, including Ethiopia and South Africa
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Proboscidea | Elephantidae |

Mammuthus subplanifrons, or the South African mammoth, is the oldest representative of the genus Mammuthus, appearing around 5 million years ago during the early Pliocene in what is today South Africa and countries of East Africa, especially Ethiopia. They already presented some of the unique characteristics of mammoths like the spirally, twisting tusks. It was 3.68 metres (12.1 ft) tall at the shoulder and weighed about 9 tonnes (8.9 long tons; 9.9 short tons).

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