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Tiny mammoths lived on Crete

Posted on Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Saru


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Mammoths the size of a baby elephant roamed the Greek island of Crete over 3 million years ago.

It was the smallest species of mammoth ever to walk the Earth, even the adults were no bigger than an infant elephant. It is thought that the lack of predators and a scarcity of food sources may have contributed to the smaller size of the animals.

"Our findings show that on Crete, island dwarfism occurred to an extreme degree, producing the smallest mammoth known so far," said palaeontologist Victoria Herridge.

"The smallest mammoth ever known to have existed roamed the island of Crete millions of years ago, researchers say."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Miss Pickles on 9 May, 2012, 11:52
AWWWWWW That's so sweet!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Paracelse on 9 May, 2012, 15:42
It would be nice if there was an DNA test to compare it to the SIberian mammoths
Comment icon #3 Posted by Demetrios on 9 May, 2012, 18:21
Huh, didn't Plato describe elephants living in Atlantis ?
Comment icon #4 Posted by dharma warrior on 9 May, 2012, 20:31
Isn't "tiny mammoth" a bit of an oxymoron? Like jumbo shrimp?


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