7.6" Southern Mammoth Molar

 
 
This is a nice, 7.6" long, molar of a Southern Mammoth (Mammuthus meridionalis). It was collected from the Pleistocene gravel deposits of Hungary. Molars of the Southern Mammoth are much rarer than those of the Woolly Mammoth. Comes with display stand.

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
7.6" long, 4.1" tall, 3.7" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#57813
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