Mammuthus Columbi tooth in jaw - Special Handling Required
This tooth is embedded in the partial lower jaw in which it grew, and has been consolidated with Polyvinyl Butyral and Cyanoacrylate; consistent with museum practices for protecting vertebrate fossils. A very large specimen (almost 22lbs), it likely came from a full-adult. It measures about 14in x 10in x 6in, and will require a custom shipping container.
Due to the size, local pickup would be recommended. However, please contact for a shipping estimate if needed. This item remains in-stock, despite the quantity counter.
Mammuthus Columbi was native to what is now Texas, Southern U.S. and Mexico. Reaching 14 ft at the shoulder, the Colombian Mammoth was larger than both the African Elephant (max. 13ft), and the Woolly Mammoth (about 11ft). Like modern elephants, mammoths wore-through six sets of teeth in their life, but typically had only 4 teeth in action at a given point-in-time.
Our Somervell County Mammoth fossils came from a 40-year family collection. As we were told, the family previously ranched about 5,000 acres they owned. And, in the process of excavating a couple of ponds, they encountered Pleistocene bone. They didn't know a lot about preserving fossil bone, but made a wise decision in keeping them indoors and out of the weather. As is typical with fossil bone, most pieces have some degree of repair.