6.5" Southern Mammoth M2 Molar - Hungary

This is a nicely preserved 6.5" long molar of a Southern Mammoth (Mammuthus meridionalis). It was collected from the Pleistocene gravel deposits of Hungary. It's an M2 molar that shows six feeding worn grinding prism (enamel surfaces) plates, cementum and dentin, with two additional prisms that underwent little to no wear.

Molars of the Southern Mammoth are much rarer than those of the Woolly Mammoth. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Mammuthus meridionalis, or the southern mammoth, is an extinct species of mammoth endemic to Europe and central Asia from the Gelasian stage of the Early Pleistocene, living from 2.5–1.5 mya. With a height of about 4 m. (13 ft) and estimated weight of 8 to 10 tons, M. meridionalis is one of the largest proboscideans to have ever lived. Its molars had low crowns and a small number of thick enamel ridges, adapted to a woodland diet of leaves and shrubs. This indicates it lived on a relatively warm climate and probably lacked the dense fur of the more recent Woolly Mammoth.

Mammuthus meridionalis
6.5 x 4.3 x 3.6"
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