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Woolly Mammoth Tusk Replica measures 9 feet. Woolly Mammoth Tusk Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast made in USA. Mammuthus meridionalis is the scientific name. The Southern Elephant. California Simi Valley. Miocene Europe, Siberia, North America. Moor Park City specimen. Please call for shipping quote 509-951-3557. Tusk measures 20.5 in. circumference. Our percise tusk can be used as a teaching tool, museum tusk exhibit, home decor tusk, or office decor tusk.
Woolly mammoths or Mammuthus meridionalis had very long tusks, which were more curved than those of modern elephants. The largest known male tusk was 14 ft long and weighed 201 lbs. Female tusks were smaller and thinner, 4.9–5.9 ft. and weighed 20 lbs. The sheaths of the tusks were parallel and spaced closely. About a quarter of the length was inside the sockets. The tusks grew spirally in opposite directions from the base and continued in a curve until the tips pointed towards each other, sometimes crossing. In this way, most of the weight would have been close to the skull, and less torque would occur than with straight tusks. The tusks were usually asymmetrical and showed considerable variation, with some tusks curving down instead of outwards and some being shorter due to breakage. Calves developed small milk tusks a few centimeters long at six months old, which were replaced by permanent tusks a year later. Tusk growth continued throughout life, but became slower as the animal reached adulthood.
The woolly mammoth or Mammuthus meridionalis was roughly the same size as modern African elephants. Males reached shoulder heights between 8.9 and 11.2 feet and weighed up to 6.6 short tons. Females reached 8.5–9.5 feet in shoulder heights and weighed up to 4.4 short tons. A newborn calf weighed about 200 lbs. The woolly mammoth was well adapted to the cold environment during the last ice age. It was covered in fur, with an outer covering of long guard hairs and a shorter undercoat. The color of the coat varied from dark to light. The ears and tail were short to minimize frostbite and heat loss. It had long, curved tusks and four molars, which were replaced six times during the lifetime of an individual. Its behavior was similar to that of modern elephants, and it used its tusks and trunk for manipulating objects, fighting, and foraging.
The diet of the woolly mammoth or Mammuthus meridionalis was mainly grasses and sedges. Individuals could probably reach the age of 60. Its habitat was the mammoth steppe, which stretched across northern Eurasia and North America.
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