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"I do think there is a link in that in both cases, writing fiction or writing a computer program, at any given moment you're focusing on a very specific and particular thing—one word, one line of code, whatever."
- Neal Stephenson

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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