Wooly Rhino Tooth

Wooly Rhino Tooth

Quick Overview

This is a Coelodonta antiquitatis (Woolly Rhino) tooth without restoration and with a partial root extension exposed. This piece is sold with a custom made metal stand. 

Measurements on stand: ~4" tall x 2-¾" square stand

Fossil Measurements: ~3" tall x 2" wide x 1-¾" deep 

Location: Siberia

Time period: Pleistocene

More Information

This species of Woolly Rhino, Dicerorhinus kirahbergensis, was a gigantic beast that roamed the tundra of both the European and Asian continents during the Pleistocene period. Woolly Rhinos averaged over 4 meters long, 2-3 tons in weight and stood up to two meters tall! Its front horns could grow up to 2 feet in length and were used to attract mates and to defend itself. As their name indicates, Woolly Rhinos were covered with a thick layer of fur. This in combination with their stocky build and thick shorter legs helped enable them to adapt to climatic changes. But, of course they needed to migrate as needed.

Wholly Rhino specimens are extremely rare. They are even rare in Europe. Many European Woolly Rhino specimens are normally discovered in and around gravel pits. However, most are unknowingly crushed along with gravel for construction purposes before anyone can retrieve them.