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Fred the mastodon’s tusk tells of his restless travels

The Buesching mastodon skeleton, based on casts of bones in fiberglass, at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.

The right tusk of the Buesching mastodon (reconstruction shown) is a guide to his wanderings. Credit: Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography

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Nature 606, 626 (2022)



  1. Miller, J. H., Fisher, D. C., Crowley, B. E., Secord, R. & Konomi, B. A. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 119, e2118329119 (2022).

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