3.9" Columbian Mammoth Mammuthus Columbi Fossil Vertebrae Pleistocene Age TX
Location: Beaumont Formation, Texas Coast, United State
Weight: 15.2 Ounces (With Metal Stand)
Dimensions: 6.7 Inches Long, 3.5 Inches Wide, 3 Inches Thick (With Metal Stand)
Vertebrae Dimensions: 3.9 Inches Long, 3.2 Inches Wide, 2.3 Inches Thick
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Pleistocene Epoch 20 Million Years old.
Mammuthus Columbi, also known as the Columbian mammoth, is an extinct species of mammoth that lived in North America during the Pleistocene epoch. It was one of the largest members of the family Elephantidae, with males reaching heights of up to 4 meters (13 feet) at the shoulders and weighing up to 12 metric tons (13 short tons). The species is believed to have gone extinct around 11,000 years ago, possibly due to a combination of climate change and human hunting.
The Columbian mammoth had long, curved tusks that could reach lengths of up to 4 meters (13 feet) and were used for defense, foraging, and fighting other males during mating season. Its thick fur helped it survive in cold climates, and its large size allowed it to browse on high branches and reach vegetation that other herbivores could not.
Fossils of Mammuthus columbi have been found throughout North America, from Alaska to Mexico. They have also been found in parts of South America. The species likely evolved from the smaller Jefferson's mammoth (Mammuthus Jeffersonii) around 1 million years ago.