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Woolly Mammoth/Aichi Expo 2005
Woolly Mammoth Closer to Asian Elephants
The Associated Press
Friday, June 17, 2005; 9:56 PM
TOKYO -- Japanese scientists said Friday that DNA tests have shown that the
prehistoric woolly mammoth is more closely related to Asian elephants than to
their African counterparts, settling a long-running debate over the lineage
of the giant animals that went extinct 10,000 years ago.
The almost perfectly preserved head of a 10,000-year-old Siberian woolly
mammoth _ excavated from the Siberian tundra last June _ is currently on
at the Aichi Expo 2005 in central Japan.
Also see the website at: (http://www.yukagirmammoth.net/)
and pictures of the skull at: