Woolly Mammoth Partial Mandible with M2 Molars - Germany

This beautiful fossil is a partial lower jaw of a near-adult woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius). It was collected from the Rhine River of Germany, and is between 20 and 50 thousand years old. This amazing example features both halves of the mandible (lower jaw), each with an M2 molar locked in position. It was found broken in half and has been left as so, allowing for preferred presentation of each half. The molars show feeding wear and the prisms (hard enamel structures), dentine, and cementum are in very good condition.

Comes with two display stands.

Measurements:
Left half - 15.5" long
Left molar - 7.3" long
Right half - 14.6" long
Right molar - 7.2" long

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.
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SPECIES
Mammuthus primigenius
LOCATION
Rhine River, Germany
SIZE
Left jaw: 15.5" long, Right jaw: 14.6" long
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ITEM
#235236
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