15.2" Woolly Mammoth Jaw Section - Germany

This beautiful fossil is a partial lower jaw of a juvenile Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), from the Rhine River, Germany and is between 20 and 50 thousand years old. This amazing example is the left mandible (lower jaw) with P4 and M1 molars locked in position. These teeth show feeding wear and the prisms (hard enamel structures), dentine and cementum are in very good condition. Both teeth show the chewing surface but the rear tooth also shows the unused plates that will form the new tooth surface as the old one wears away. The front plates of the P4 tooth have broken off and the hole in the bone shows the roots of the M1 tooth.

The P4 tooth is the last of the "baby" teeth and is the front tooth in this jaw. The M1 will gain a larger chewing surface as it wears down. When P4 is completely worn, M1 will be at peak size.

Comes with display stand.

The Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primegenius) is the iconic Pleistocene animal. They had long 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.

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.
Mammuthus primigenius
Rhine River, Germany
Jaw 15.2" long, molars 6.5" long
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