straight-tusked elephant (fossil: elephant)


A part of a fossilised pelvis from a straight-tusked elephant that was discovered during the construction of the 1968 Honiton Bypass and donated to RAMM by the Ministry of Transport. Surprisingly, the straight-tusked elephant’s tusks did curve upwards slightly. They became extinct in Britain at the beginning of the last glacial event approximately 110,000 years ago, however survived up to 3,000 years ago in places such as Japan and isolated Mediterranean islands.

This object is not on display.

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