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    Mastodon Vertebra
    Mammut americanum
    Pleistocene
    Aucilla River, Florida, USA
    5.91 x 2.69 x 1.46 inches (15.00 x 6.84 x 3.72 cm)

    This very solid and quite robust single vertebra is from an American Mastodon. The thick brownish black example is mounted on a wooden base with a pin and groove system. The well-preserved bone has both size and quality going for it and is in very nice condition with the exception of a small nick out of an edge and, of course, some missing processes which do not normally survive the fossilization process. The now hardened bone was obviously once composed of various porous organic material, and fortunately, it has now been preserved for all time. This is a fine example of an uncommon variety of extinct proboscidean.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    19th Thursday
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