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Researchers map Columbian mammoth DNA

Researchers are working to map the DNA of a Columbian mammoth discovered in a bog in the Mani La-Sal National Forest in Utah twenty-five years ago. According to USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum Curator of Archaeology Tim Riley, the massive amount of research performed on this specimen has yielded some of the

Woolly mammoths interbred with other mammoths

A new study has revealed that woolly mammoths cavorted with Columbian mammoths, breeding hybrids of the two. “Living African elephant species hybridize where their ranges overlap, with the bigger species out-competing the smaller for mates. This results in mitochondrial genomes from the smaller species showing up in populations of the larger.

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