Why was the mammoth considered a separate species from an elephant?
- LudwigLv 72 months ago
Like Neanderthals, Mammoths were 'left handed'.
- JuanBLv 72 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?
- geraldLv 72 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 ,
- ALABAMA JEFF 69Lv 62 months ago
Seperate characteristics and genetic adaptations.
African Elephants aren't the same species as Asian Elephants either.
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- Anonymous2 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.
- NatashaLv 52 months ago
Because the DNA differs and they have differencing characteristics. It's like asking why labradors and golden retrievers are considered different.
- Mark IXLv 72 months ago
Because it was a different species. Why are dolphins not considered fish? Because they're not. Sometimes it really is that simple.