Large Land Mammals of Today
There is no land mammal that
can be compared to the size of Balucatherium. As is was stated before, Balucatherium is about as large
as a land mammal can become. The closest a land mammal has come to reaching the
size of Balucatherium were a few species of Mammoths.
- Not even these mammoths, which grew up to
twice the size of a modern day elephant, came close to the size of Balucatherium.
A seen in the picture above the
Colombian Mammoth, or Mammuthus columbi, was one of the American mammoths
that migrated from Asia to North America during the late Pleistocene. Although a large beast,
this mammoth only reached an average height of 3.7m (12 ft.) high. One of
the largest mammoths was the species Mammuthus trogontherii which also lived during the
Pleistocene. These animals grew to a height of 4.5m (15 ft.) high.
||Mammuthus trogontherii was one of the largest mammals
to walk the earth.
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