Southeastern USA

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The following animals are commonly found in deposits from the last Ice Age (about 2 million to 11,000 years ago) in the southeastern United States, including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Follow the links to access resources about each animal.

Giant Ground Sloths                                  Caribou                                                          Stag moose

Megalonyx jeffersoni                                    Rangifer tarandus                                            Cervalces scotti 

Eremotherium larillardi                                    



 Mammoth                                                     Mastodon                                                       Bison

Mammuthus primigenius                               Mammut americanum                                      Bison antiquus

Mammuthus columbi

Dire wolf                                                         Giant Beaver                                                 Harlan’s Muskox

Canis dirus                                                      Castoroides ohioensis                                    Bootherium bombifrons


Endangered Species

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Threatened and Endangered Species in Virginia

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