11.2" Woolly Mammoth M3 Molar - Hungary

This beautiful 11.2", fossil molar is from a Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), from Hungary and is between 20 and 50 thousand years old. It is an amazing example of a lower M3 molar. This tooth shows wear from use and the prisms (hard enamel structures), dentine and cementum are in very good condition. The roots of this tooth are in excellent condition and are all present. This specimen is from the left mandible (lower jaw) of an adult individual.

Comes with a stand.

The Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primegenius) is an iconic Pleistocene animal. It had long, wooly hair, tusks that extended up to 9 feet, and stood about 12 feet tall. They ranged across the northern hemisphere and were one of the most abundant Pleistocene creatures, ranging from eastern Eurasia throughout most of North America. Their existence overlapped with that of humans: early cave paintings have been discovered depicting these massive mammals, and humans likely hunted them to extinction in some areas.

They are also some of the most studied prehistoric animals in part because many carcasses have bene preserved in the Siberian permafrosts, keeping skin, muscle tissues, and even their distinctive woolly hair intact. Recent genomic sequencing of chromosomal DNA in some of these preserved specimens has revealed that Woolly Mammoths are most closely related to African elephants: their chromosomal DNA is up to 99.5 percent identical.

Mammuthus primigenius
11.2" long, 5.9" tall, 3.3" wide
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