Mammoth tooth

This is the worn lower-left molar of a woolly mammoth. It was dredged up a mile west of Sidmouth on February 27, 1869 and presented to the museum by P O Hutchinson. Presumably the fossil came from river gravels exposed on the sea floor, similar to those in which the Honiton Hippo was found.

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Common name

Mammoth tooth

Scientific name

Mammuthus primigenius

Type

Vertebrates > Mammals


Strata

Recent

Time period

Quaternary

Age

45,000-25,000 years

Where found

Sea bed, a mile west of Sidmouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Sidmouth Museum

Accession number

SID.G129.2009