Steppe Fossil Rhino Tooth


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Steppe Fossil Rhino Tooth from the Amur Region of Russia.

Excellent preservation of this Ice Age animal tooth.

Here is an actual Steppe Fossil Rhino Tooth found in the Steppes of the Amur Region of Russia. Because of the melting glaciers and melting permafrost they can now be found. This tooth shows great detail and is 3 inches tall.

These animals were alive until around 12,000 years ago when they finally vanished. Some people believe it was due to over hunting of the animals. Woolly Rhinoceros were close relatives of the African Rhinos today so they appear very similar. This tooth shows slight wear and is slightly broken on the back side.   The fossil Rhinos were much larger than their relatives today. Because they lived in the tundra they had long hair. But they were well adapted to cold temperatures. They ate the grasses of the tundra and were believed to be migratory. Because they moved around quite a bit they can be found in various parts of Alaska and Russia. Some remains have also been found at the bottom of the North Sea and Baltic. Because during the Ice Age, sea levels were much lower and the Baltic and North Sea were dry land.

This Tooth has exceptional detail. As the animal ground the grass it would wear holes in the tooth. But these holes actually helped grind their food. The crown of the tooth is also very well defined so you can see the individual ridges of the tooth. The color is also quite rare for these teeth.

This Small Woolly Rhino Tooth was recently found and prepared. It sits on a small metal rod attached to a very nice wooded base. The wooden base has been stained and the tooth has been preserved and sealed with special liquids used to preserve fossil