Mammal Fossils- Mastodon

Cochise College 
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Roger Weller, geology instructor   copyright 2011-S.Jessup

mastodon tooth-1 (Mammut americanum)
Centralia, Illinois
Tooth is 4/5th of a mastodont upper third molar from a mature adult.
Animal was about 8-10 feet at the shoulders and weighed about 4 to 6 tons.
Specimen was discovered by Scott William Jessup.


mastodon                                                                                                                                             1

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Just credit photo to S.Jessup/Cochise College.