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For the metal band see: Mastodon (band)
CharlesKnight Mastodon.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Class Information
Class Mammalia
Order Information
Order Proboscidea
Family Information
Family Mammutidae
Genus Information
Genus Mammut
Species Information
Species M. americanum
M. cosoensis
M. furlongi
M. matthewi
M. pentilicus
M. raki
M. spenceri
Population statistics
Conservation status Extinct

Mastodon (Greek: μαστός mastos, and οδούς donti; "breast tooth") are an extinct species of mammals which closely resemble the elephant.[1]


  1. Nuttall Encyclopedia of General Knowledge, article on Mastodon originally published in 1907 written by Reverend James Wood