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At Least The Wooly Mammoth Liked Nebraska January 12, 2009

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.
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“The state fossil of Nebraska is the mammoth.

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There are three species of mammoth here: the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), the Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), and the Imperial mammoth (Mammuthus imperator). These large elephants traveled the Interstate between 1.6 million and 10,000 years ago when Nebraska was at the southern edge of the large glaciers that covered North America. Vast prairies dotted with lakes developed near the ice sheets, providing an ideal grassy habitat for these large grazing creatures, as well as for bison, beavers, prairie dogs, and condors.”

All of which leads me to my question: If they had pigs back then which were bigger than today’s pigs by the same amount that mammoths are bigger than today’s elephants,

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… could we call it “Jurassic pork”?

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