Fossil Friday Mastodon. Compared to mammoths, mastodons had shorter legs, a longer body and were more heavily muscled. Mastodons had cusp-shaped teeth, different from mammoth and elephant teeth (which have a series of enamel plates), well-suited for chewing leaves and branches of trees and shrubs.
© The Field Museum, GEO80736.
Fossil Mastodon americanus Kerr skeleton, side view. Also called Mammut americanum. Hall 38 Geology specimen P25125