- An evolutionary step of the mammoth
- Just a juvenile large mammoth or deformed mammoth
- Evidence of electromagnetic evolution
- Evidence of ultra quick evolution
The mammoth fossil found has 2 tusks but each individual one seems at first discovery glance to come from a different type of mammoth.
The size of the specimen is unusual. It is not large enough to be readily identified as a Columbian mammoth and not small enough to definitively qualify as a pygmy mammoth. The scientists question whether the specimen could be a young Columbian mammoth or possibly an intermediate-sized mammoth.
The scientific team is particularly curious about the newly-discovered mammoth’s tusks. The right tusk protrudes 1.4 meters in a coil characteristic of an older mammal, while the shorter, sloped left tusk is more typical of a juvenile.
... USGS Geologist Dan Muhs speculates that this downsizing process from a Columbian mammoth to a pygmy could have occurred over just several thousands of years, a relatively short time span considering the drastic change in size.
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Transitional animals and mammoths
An electromagnetic universe and nature using different individual building blocks to create whole new variations of animals and life?
Is Larry more evidence of near instant evolution that in reality destroys Darwins original long term vision of evolution?
“It doesn’t fit the profile for a pygmy mammoth or their relatives on the mainland,” said Wilkins, a paleontologist from The Mammoth Site in South Dakota.
... “It’s definitely a lot smaller than our Columbian mammoths in South Dakota, but it’s definitely a lot bigger than any pygmy mammoths I’ve seen,” Wilkins said of the nearly pristine skull and tusks. “That means one of two things. This could be a transitional animal. That’s the hope. That’s the golden spike that we’re looking for. Those are hard to find though,”
... “The tusks grow throughout the animal’s lifetime, so generally, the longer the tusks, the older the animal,” she said. “His tusks are so big, and they curve together to the point where there are only a few inches between the tips of the tusks,” she said.
But the bones gave mixed messages. Big tusks seemed to suggest a possible transitional animal, as did the mammoth’s narrow skull, which seemed closer to pygmy sized but was bigger than expected. The left tusk, however, was less curvy and might have been closer in size and shape to that of a younger mammoth.
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Or is it not such a mammoth fossil find at the Channel Islands National Park and just a deformed pair of tusks?
Or will it just turn out to be a young, big or small mammoth of a known variant?