8.3" Southern Mammoth Jaw Section - Hungary

 
 
 
 
 
This beautifully preserved, 8.3" partial lower jaw of a Southern Mammoth (Mammuthus meridionalis), from Hungary and is between 20 and 50 thousand years old. This amazing example is the right mandible (lower jaw) with M2 molar locked in position. This tooth shows wear from use and fossilization but the prisms (hard enamel structures), dentine and cementum are in very good condition. This specimen is from an adult mammoth.

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Mammuthus meridionalis, or the southern mammoth, is an extinct species of mammoth endemic to Europe and central Asia from the Gelasian stage of the Early Pleistocene, living from 2.5–1.5 mya. With a height of about 4 m. (13 ft) and estimated weight of 8 to 10 tons, M. meridionalis is one of the largest proboscideans to have ever lived. Its molars had low crowns and a small number of thick enamel ridges, adapted to a woodland diet of leaves and shrubs. This indicates it lived on a relatively warm climate and probably lacked the dense fur of the more recent Woolly Mammoth.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Mammuthus meridionalis
LOCATION
Hungary
SIZE
8.3" long, 6.7" tall
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#111759
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