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Mammoth molar tooth, Mammuthus primigenius

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

Collected 1937
Common Name: Mammoth
Scientific Name: Mammuthus primigenius
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Image Number: ROM2004_1028_18
Collection Date: Collected in 1937

During the last Ice Age, mammoths roamed the North American continent. Built much like living elephants, they had large molar teeth capable of grinding coarse vegetation. This single molar was excavated from a gravel pit near Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1937.

Details

  • Title: Mammoth molar tooth, Mammuthus primigenius
  • Location: Queenston Heights, Ontario, Canada
  • Physical Dimensions: 35cm (length), 27cm (width), 10cm (height)
  • Period: Pleistocene
  • Accession Number: 01159

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