Scientists salivating over baby mammoth find; world's largest mammal
Paleontologists and palaeontologists are salivating over a young adult mammoth fossil that could be the largest of its kind ever discovered: A specimen weighing in at a jaw-high 60 metric tons.
The mammoth's species was discovered in central Siberia by an international team of palaeontologists in February 2014. It is thought to have walked on two legs as it lived near the edge of what is now the Altai mountains.
A team of five researchers analyzed the fossil, called M57.03 or M57.03 jasqual, for genetic, genetic engineering and other DNA data.
The team believes the mammal's sex — a combination of male and female — could have been a result of "evolutionary accident."
"In contrast to the very rare human case, the male is very similar, not very different from human sex determination," said Peter G. Schirmer of the American Museum of Natural History, who discovered the fossil in a museum room at the Indiana Natural History Museum.
The team has shown that it could be the longest-living member of this genus of mammoths, living approximately 70 to 80 years, the size of most American footballs.
However, it took the team about five years to get their analysis of the mammoth through the stringent, scientific, peer-review process needed to have that discovery published in a scientific journal.
The discovery has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal, which means that it is not available to view and analyze at this time.
Schirmer and his team estimate the newly-discovered creature to be almost 15 feet (4.4 meters) long — slightly shorter than an average human male.
The newly-discovered animal is nearly the size of the largest female the world has ever recorded.
Scientists have not really known of any mammals that are this large, but as the research team revealed in a recent press release, it could also have had an unusual anatomy.
A skull from M57.03 bears similarities to a very similar specimen found about 여주출장샵10 years ago, which was about 35 feet (12 meters) long.
The skull of this specimen also has a large, deep opening, while M57.03 has a smaller opening that looks more like a mouth.
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