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"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
- Frederik Pohl

Mammontelephas  
  A 'mammoth' resurrected from the genes of the original.  

Baby's brow fur was long and oily, and gave off a pungent, tangy, yet somehow pleasant odor. The worldwide network of genetic arks had a surfeit of pachyderms, even this new breed - "Mammontelephas" - with half of its genes salvaged from a 20,000-year-old cadaver exposed by the retreating Canadian tundra.
From Earth, by David Brin.
Published by Bantam in 1990
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Take a look at this real-life use of this strategy; will there be a 'Pleistocene Park' For Woolly Mammoths?.

These beasties may remind you a little of the alien Fithp from Footfall by Niven and Pournelle.

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