The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is an extinct species of mammoth
that lived during the Pleistocene until its extinction in the Holocene epoch.
The woolly mammoth began to diverge from the steppe mammoth about 800,000 years ago in East Asia.
The appearance and behaviour of this species are among the best studied of any prehistoric animal
because of the discovery of frozen carcasses in permafrost of Siberia and Alaska,
as well as skeletons, teeth, stomach contents, dung, and depiction from life in prehistoric cave paintings.
Its closest extant relative is the Asian elephant.

Mammoth Tusk.
Mammoth Tusk.

Mammoth Tusk
complete female
Mammuthus primigenius.

MAM mt23
Kusnetsk Basin, S.W. Siberia, Russia.
Pleistocene 50,000 years old

Specimen is 1340mm long around the curve,
with a double twist, weighs 4,400gms.
Aust. $25,000.00

All sizes are approximate
This is a one only fossil and may not be available.
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