An excellent specimen that is hard to find and coveted by all that collect Pleistocene North American fossils. This is a primary UPPER incisor tusk of the prehistoric GIANT BEAVER, Castoroides leiseyorum. The detail of its very unique design make it a 'must have' specimen from this huge and strange creature from the Pleistocene. The main incisors are THE most coveted fossil of this bizarre and fascinating creature and any FINE QUALITY fossil remains of giant beaver are very difficult to ever find on the market. This is an intriguing and very robust specimen from an old animal that was very large in size. The tip shows extensive wear and some loss one the inside edge.
Castoroides leiseyorum, or Giant Beaver, is an extinct species of enormous beavers that lived in North America during the Pleistocene. C. leiseyorum was the largest beaver to ever exist. Prehistoric giant beavers were much larger than modern beavers. Their average length was approximately 1.9 m (6.2 ft), and they could grow as large as 2.2 m (7.2 ft). The weight of the giant beaver could vary from 90 kg (198 lb) to 125 kg (276 lb). This makes it the largest known rodent in North America during the Pleistocene and the largest known beaver.
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