RARE JUVENILE WOOLLY RHINO JAW
- 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.