† First specimen of Mastodon is a dead fossil American Mastodon (Mammut americanus), , who died at Big Bone Lick State Park, in United States, .
First specimen of Mastodon was born wild at North America unspecified forest.
In 1739, a French military expedition found the bones and Teeth
of an enormous creature along the Ohio River at Big Bone Lick in what would become the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These finds were forwarded to Buffon and other naturalists at the Jardin des Plantes (the precursor of today’s Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle) in Paris.
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