Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mammoth Teeth from the deep

The woolly mammoth was a species of mammoth, the common name for the extinct elephant genus Mammuthus. The woolly mammoth was one of the last in a line of mammoth species, beginning with Mammuthus subplanifrons in the early Pliocene.

Scientific name: Mammuthus primigenius

These teeth are commonly found by fishermen at the bottom of the North Sea.  They are caught in their nets and brought to the surface.  These teeth must then be stabilized so they do not crumble. 

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