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Discipline:
Paleobiology  Search this
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Description:
This object is part of the Education and Outreach collection, some of which are in the Q?rius science education center and available to see.
Geologic Age:
Cenozoic - Quaternary - Pleistocene
Notes:
This upper molar from an extinct American Mastodon. The molar's three cone ridges with an open valley between each cone make it look much like a mountain range. As herbivores, mastodons ate only plants. The molars ground down plant material such as twigs, cones, and leaves. A worn out molar would fall out at the front of the jaw and a new molar from the back would move forward into the open spot. This molar is about 9.5cm thick and measures around 12.5cm x 7.35cm.
Number of objects in this record:
3
Record Last Modified:
14 Oct 2020
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Proboscidea, Elephantiformes, Mammutidae
Scientific Name:
Mammut americanum
USNM Number:
EO50398
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36f7289ad-de87-4ac8-b5a8-683808f1785c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10019943