Fossil mammoth tooth - ROM2004_1028_18

ROM2004_1028_18

Fossil mammoth tooth

Place Collected
(Object)
:
North America, Canada, Ontario, Niagara RM, Larkin Gravel Pit, between Queenston Heights and Niagara-on-the-Lake, along the Niagara River
Date: Collected in 1937
Dimensions:
length=35; width=27; height=10 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderProboscidea
    • FamilyElephantidae
    • GenusMammuthus
    • SpecificEpithetprimigenius
Object number: ROMVP01159 A,B,C
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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