5.8" Woolly Rhino (Coelodonta) Mandible Section - Russia

This is a nicely preserved fossil jaw section from a woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis). The jaw has two of its original molars still in place, both of which are in excellent condition. This fossil comes from Siberia, Russia, where many Woolly Mammoth and Rhino fossils are unearthed. It didn't require any crack repair or restoration.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

The woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) is an extinct species of rhinoceros that was common throughout Europe and northern Asia during the Pleistocene epoch. As the last and most derived member of the Pleistocene rhinoceros lineage, the woolly rhinoceros was well adapted to its environment. Stocky limbs and thick woolly fur made it well suited to the steppe-tundra environment that is lived in.

Artists reconstruction of a Woolly Rhino.
Artists reconstruction of a Woolly Rhino.


The wooly rhino grew to 11 feet in length and stood 6 feet at its shoulders. It had a huge pair of horns that grew inline on its snout. The front horn grew to lengths in excess of 3 feet. Like modern rhinos, wooly rhinoceroses had horns composed of keratin. They first appeared in the fossil record 1.8 million years ago and went extinct as recently as 10,000 years ago.

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SPECIES
Coelodonta antiquitatis
LOCATION
Siberia, Russia
SIZE
5.8 x 3.6 x 2.55"
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ITEM
#210660
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