Palaeoloxodon molar; Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Proboscidea Family:...




Palaeoloxodon molar

Taxonomic Classification

Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Proboscidea Family: Elephantidae Genus: Palaeoloxodon Species: antiquus

Specimen Category


About 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 Museum

Object Type

Mammal remains

Object number


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