Prehistoric Irish Elk Lower Jaw with Molar Teeth
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- This rare fossil jaw comes from an Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus). It is a wonderful find from the bed of the North Sea in Holland and dates to 40 000 years old - the Pleistocene Epoch. This specimen is in very good condition and has three well preserved molar teeth with detailed cusps and fascinating coloration. A beautiful and interesting vertebrate fossil for the price-point.
- The jaw has 5 molars and measures 31 cm (12.2 inches) in length, by 17 cm (6.7 inches) in height and is 3.4 cm thick (1.4 inches). The biggest molar tooth measures 4.3 cm (1.7 inches).
- Irish elk were majestic prehistoric creatures that had massive, imposing antlers. These were some of the largest deer that ever lived, standing feet tall at an imposing 7 feet tall at the shoulder!