Fossil mammoth tooth - ROM2004_1028_18


Fossil mammoth tooth

Place Collected
North America, Canada, Ontario, Niagara RM, Larkin Gravel Pit, between Queenston Heights and Niagara-on-the-Lake, along the Niagara River
Date: Date Collected: 1937
length=35; width=27; height=10 cm
    • 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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