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Lot 72172
Mastodon Tooth
Mammut americanum
Florida, USA

The very regal sounding American Mastodon has provided this large tooth with a virtually complete root structure. The crown of this example of "Ice Age" dentition exhibits an unusual and attractive color, with an uncommon, reddish-brown hue. The points of the tooth display considerable wear, especially on one side, which serves to reveal the internal "cavities" of the classic protrusions. Mastodons like Mammoths were prolific during the Pleistocene until their extinction that could have been due to human predation. Mastodon teeth represent their browsing diet as opposed to Mammoth teeth designed for plant grazing although both proboscideans shared many similar attributes, coexisting together and even with humans.
Overall Measurements: 7.40 x 6.30 x 3.76 inches (18.80 x 16.00 x 9.56 cm)

[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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72172: Mastodon Tooth Mammut americanum Pleistocene Flo

Estimate $500 - $700Aug 18, 2018