Palaeoloxodon molar; Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Proboscidea Family:...
Palaeoloxodon molarTaxonomic Classification
Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Proboscidea Family: Elephantidae Genus: Palaeoloxodon Species: antiquusSpecimen Category
FossilAbout this object
Palaeoloxodon molar, from The Folly Pit, Hitchin. Other animal remains and human artefacts found in the same deposits date the remains to the Hoxnian Interglacial period, 424,000-375,000 years ago.
This extinct species was related to the Indian elephant and stood 3.9 m tall.
Hitchin MuseumObject Type
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