Mammuthus columbi (Columbian Mammoth) fossil

Mammuthus columbi (Columbian Mammoth)

Geologic age: 2 million years ago to 12,000 years ago, Pleistocene Epoch

Region in Minnesota: Central and Southern Minnesota

Fast fact: Mammoths are well-represented here in Minnesota, roaming the tundra-like landscape between glacier events and in the glacier-free zone known as the “Driftless Area.” The Lyle Mammoth is currently on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota, which was found in Albert Lea, Minnesota. It’s such a popular fossil that Alaska, Nebraska, South Carolina, Vermont, and Washington all claim it as their state fossil already!

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