In keeping with offering some of the finest attainable Pleistocene specimens from North America, this impeccable set of fossils from the same Mammut americanum or 'American' mastodon is a must have for a museum display or academic collection exhibiting the fossils of prehistoric elephants in North America. This is a very rare set because it includes a complete set of BOTH lower tusks as well as a perfect molar tooth from the same baby Mastodon. All of these specimens were found concentrated together in a very rare underwater off-shore marine Pleistocene deposit in the Gulf of Mexico. It is rare to find a single lower tusk from these prehistoric extinct elephants but a set of BOTH of the tusks FROM THE SAME ANIMAL, is extremely rare. To find other associated fossils like this perfect molar cap is an even greater rarity which makes this a fantastic collection for scientific study as well as educational display. This fine collection should be of special interest to anyone fascinated with the prehistoric development and lineage of the elephant in North America.
The tusks and molar are intact with the finest degree of preservation. Both are complete and in the most stunningly well-preserved state you could ask for with a large root portion on both tusks that would have been embedded in the jaw. The enamel on the tips is impeccably intact and naturally lustrous in jet black. The tips are complete with no wear or damage. This VERY RARE and SELDOM SEEN set of Mastodon fossils are of the highest possible grade and simply CANNOT be improved upon. The fact they all come from the same baby elephant makes them especially attractive. Never before have we encountered both lower tusks and an associated tooth from a baby Mastodon.