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Tusk of a mammoth

Sven Traenkner, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung2017-09-21

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

The massive, curved tusks are characteristic for theses ice-age elephants. The mammoth possibly used its tusks mainly for its search for food under the thick snow cover. The tusk shown here weighs about 45 kilograms.

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  • Title: Tusk of a mammoth
  • Creator: Sven Traenkner, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • Date Created: 2017-09-21
  • Location: Bensheim an der Bergstrasse, Hesse, Germany
  • Rights: Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • scientific name: <i>Mammutus primigenius<i>
  • geological Age: Pleistocene
  • age: 20,000 years

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