12.8" Woolly Mammoth Molar From Serbia - Collector Quality!

This is a huge and very well preserved Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) molar from the early Pleistocene gravel deposits of the Donau River in Serbia. This massive specimen is 12.8" long, 6.3" tall with a beautiful feeding surface and much of the roots preserved. This piece is from a collection of a collector specializing in mammoth fossils and is by far the best preserved mammoth molar that we've had for sale.

Comes with a display 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
Novi Sad, Serbia
Donau river gravel deposits
12.8" long, 6.3" tall, 3.5" wide
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