13.5" Fossil Rhino (Stephanorhinus) Left Mandible - Germany

This is a gorgeous, 13.5" long jaw section (left side of mandible) of Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis, an extinct rhinoceros from the Rhine River Gravel Deposits of Germany. The jaw has four of it's original molars still in place. It's Pleistocene in age, or approximately 120,000 years old. It didn't require any crack repair and the bone is beautifully preserved. There are spots of rock still attached to the bone, however none of it has undergone gap fill restoration.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

The gravel deposits along the Rhine River used to produce a large number of Pleistocene fossils while quarrying for gravel aggregate. They have become much harder to come by in recent years as the quarry operations have become more mechanized and the fossils are often destroyed in the process.

Stephanorhinus or Merck's rhinoceros is an extinct genus of rhinoceros native to northern Eurasia that lived during the Lower to Early Late Pleistocene epoch. It had two horns and was a relatively large rhino. It weighed over 3,000 kg (6,600 lbs) and measured about 2 meters (6.56 ft) tall and 4 meters (13.12 ft) in length, having a size similar to a white rhino.

Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis
Rhine River Gravel Deposit, Germany
13.5 x 4.85 x 2.1"
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