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(mam-mu-fus troe-gon-fee-ree)
Mammuthus trogontherii
Named By: Pohlig in 1885
Time Period: Mid Pleistocene
Location: Across Eurasia
Size: Possibly up to 4.5 meters high at the shoudler, though many specimens between 4 and 4.5 meters high
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Multiple specimens, but often partial and incomplete
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Proboscidea | Elephantidae | Mammuthus |
Also known as: | Mammuthus armeniacus | Mammuthus protomammonteus | Mammuthus sungari | Mammuthus trogontherii chosaricus |

The steppe mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii , sometimes Mammuthus armeniacus) is an extinct species of Elephantidae that ranged over most of northern Eurasia during the Middle Pleistocene, 600,000-370,000 years ago. It probably evolved in Siberia during the early Pleistocene from Mammuthus meridionalis. It was the first stage in the evolution of the steppe and tundra elephants and an ancestor of the woolly mammoth of later glacial periods.

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