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Mastodon Tooth Fossil / Gomphothere

$225.00

Worn but nice Mastodon Tooth it is 4″ X 3″ Solid / Whole

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Description

This Mastodon tooth was very well used and shows a lot of Ware it is solid and has some of its root. Excellent value for this type of specimen.

MASTODON

Mastodons were in Florida almost twice as long as mammoths. Therefore, they are more commonly found as fossils. They were generally shorter, thicker and more heavily built than the mammoths. The males sometimes had two small lower tusks in addition to the large upper tusks. Both mastodons and mammoths were killed and eaten by early humans. Today, Many paleontologists believe hunting them may have caused their extinction in America. Complete mastodon teeth are very hard to find today in Florida, but bits of the enamel are often found in rivers and springs. These pieces may sometimes show beautiful colors and for this reason they are sometimes polished and made into jewelry.

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