5.4" Fossil Juvenile Woolly Mammoth Lower Molar - Siberia

This is a 5.4" wide molar from the lower jaw of a juvenile woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), which would be between 20,000 to 50,000 years old. The majority of each root is missing and the feeding surface is heavily weathered.

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
Siberia, Russia
5.4 x 3.1 x 2.35"
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