The paleontological collection of the 'Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia' houses mammoth remains from 55 sites in 17 states in México. This collection has been formed in the past 40 years, primarily from the Estado de México and the Distrito Federal. The remains represent at least 84 individuals. Based on adult cranial elements, two species of mammoth are identified for México: Mammuthus hayi for the Middle Pleistocene and M. columbi for the Late Pleistocene. The distribution of the genus in México is primarily in the Nearctic region.

Mammuthus, Mexico, Federal Collections, Mammoths

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J. Arroyo-Cabrales, O.J. Polaco, & F.J. Aguilar-Arellano. (2003). Remains of Mammuthus housed in the collections of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. Deinsea, 9(1), 17–26.