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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Afrotheria
Cladus: Paenungulata
Ordo: Proboscidea
Familia: †Mammutidae
Genus: Mammut
Species: M. americanus - M. giganteus


Mammut Blumenbach, 1799


Mammut Blumenbach, 1799




* Mammut Blumenbach, 1799
o Mammuthus Brookes, 1828
* Missourium Koch, 1840
* Leviathan Koch, 1841
o Levathan Koch, 1841 [incorrect original spelling by ICZN 1999 Article 24.2.4 First Reviser: Koch, 1841b]

Type species

* Leviathan Koch: Leviathan missourii Koch, 1841, by monotypy


cited sources

* Blumenbach 1799: Handbuch der Naturgeschichte, ed. 6: 698. [not seen]
* Koch, A. 1840: Isis (Oken), 1840, 905
* Koch, A. [1841]: Descr. of , 1840. 1st edition. p. 3. [not seen]
* Koch, A. 1841b: Description of the Missourium, or Missouri Leviathan; together with its supposed habits. And Indian traditions concerning the location from whence it was exhumed: also, comparisons of the whale, crocodile and Missourium, with the Leviathan, as described in the 41st chapter of the Book of Job. 2nd edition. Prentice and Weissinger, printers, Louisville, KY. Internet Archive BHL
* Koch, A. 1843: Description of the Missourium Theristocaulodon (Koch) or Missouri Leviathan (Leviathan Missouriensis,) together with its supposed habits, and the Indian Traditions: also, comparison on the Whale, Crcocodile, and Missourium, with the Leviathan, as described in the 41st chapter of the Book of Job. C. Crookes, Dublin. [not seen]

additional references

* Lindsay, W. 1991: "Mammoth" task. Curator: the museum journal, 34: 261-272. doi: 10.1111/j.2151-6952.1991.tb01472.x [not seen]


* ION search for Mammut
* Nomenclator Zoologicus search for Levathan
* Nomenclator Zoologicus search for Leviathan
* Nomenclator Zoologicus search for Mammut
* Nomenclator Zoologicus search for Missourium

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