Mammoth - ROM2004_1028_18



Geography: Canada, Ontario: on the Niagara River between Queenston Heights and Niagara-on-the-Lake
Date: Collected in 1937
length=35; width=27; height=10 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderProboscidea
    • FamilyElephantidae
    • GenusMammuthus
    • SpecificEpithetprimigenius
Object number: 1159
On view
DescriptionDuring 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.
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