This extremely rare jaw section with beautiful teeth comes from a juvenile woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) - juvenile fossil are much rarer than adults. It is a exceptional find, dredged from the floor of the North Sea in the Netherlands, and dates to 40 000 years old - Pleistocene Epoch. This Woolly rhino jaw makes a wonderful addition to any Ice Age mammal collection.
The jaw measures 19 cm / 7.5 inches long x 8.25 cm / 3.25 inches high x 4.0 cm / 1.6 inches inches deep. Largest tooth (including visible root) measures 3.5 cm / 1.4 inches wide and 3.75 cm / 1.47 inches high. Weighs 374 grams / 13.2 oz. Note: like all fossils from the North Sea, a sealant was applied to prevent deterioration due to the change of environment.
Like other Ice Age Megafauna, including Woolly mammoths, the Woolly rhino was well suited to the cold environment because of its considerably thick woolly pelage.