Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Why was the mammoth considered a separate species from an elephant?

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Like Neanderthals, Mammoths were 'left handed'.

  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Just looking at them they are as different as looking at a man verses an ape.  So why are apes considered separate species from man?

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because humans say so its science and how we iterprit it , the truth is we all came from the sea according to science so strictly speaking we are all related, we just developed differently .from a spider to a lion to an Elephant or a dinosaur of which birds are related to crazy huh ,

  • 2 months ago

    Seperate characteristics and genetic adaptations.

    African Elephants aren't the same species as Asian Elephants either. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Mammoths and elephants are close cousins belonging to the same taxonomic family, the Elephantidae, but they are separate genera. So they are different species.

  • 2 months ago

    Because the DNA differs and they have differencing characteristics. It's like asking why  labradors and golden retrievers are considered different.

  • 2 months ago

    Because it was a different species.  Why are dolphins not considered fish?  Because they're not.  Sometimes it really is that simple.

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