Californian islands’ small mammoths


This 5 February 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

The Island of Shrinking Mammoths

The mammoth fossils found on the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California are much smaller than their relatives found on the mainland. They were so small that they came to be seen as their own species. How did they get there? And why were they so small?

Thanks to Julio Lacerda and Studio 252mya for the Palaeoloxodon illustrations.

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