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Mammoth molar tooth, Mammuthus primigenius, collected 1937
Common Name: Mammoth
Scientific Name: Mammuthus primigenius
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Dimensions: Centimetres: 35 (length), 27 (width), 10 (height)
Period: Pleistocene
Museum ID Number: 01159
Image Number: ROM2004_1028_18
 

Description: 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.

Location: On Niagra River between Queenston Heights and Niagra-on-the-Lake; Queenston Heights; Ontario; Canada

Collection Date: Collected in 1937

Publications: 1. Vollmer, J.E. et al. 1983. Silk Roads, China Ships.

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