|Named By:||Pohlig in 1885|
|Time Period:||Mid Pleistocene|
|Size:||Possibly up to 4.5 meters high at the shoudler, though many specimens between 4 and 4.5 meters high|
|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.