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New UK mammal fossils


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I just obtained a couple of UK mammal fossils. The first one is a 25cm Hippopotamus tusk from Cambridgeshire. The second is a mammoth cuboid also from Cambridgeshire. The Hippo tusk compares nicely with a decent sized T rex tooth replica.

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Tidgy's Dad

Very nice acquisitions. :)

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FossilDAWG

Very nice!  We don,t see hippo material very often for sure.  Can yoy tell us anything about the age or the geological context?

 

Don

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5 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

Very nice!  We don,t see hippo material very often for sure.  Can yoy tell us anything about the age or the geological context?

 

Don

It's roughly 120 thousand years old and comes from Maxey pit near Peterborough. 

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Kosmoceras

Very nice piece of hippo tusk! (better than my specimen ;) )

 

10 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

Very nice!  We don,t see hippo material very often for sure.  Can yoy tell us anything about the age or the geological context?

 

Don

These hippo fossils from the UK are usually from the Ipswichian interglacial. 

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