This is a RARE fossil "MILK" tooth from one of the largest of prehistoric elephants that ever lived in on the planet, the giant mammoth known as the SOUTHERN MAMMOTH or scientifically as Mammuthus meridionalis. Fossil of these massive beasts of the final Ice Age are uncommon and perfect additions to exhibits or collections to demonstrate the early lineage of the mammoth. The teeth of the Southern Mammoth are unique and show different anatomy in the plate structure compared to other species of mammoths.
Certainly, this is one of the rarest fossil teeth of any European mammoth - a milk tooth from a newborn Mammuthus meridionalis. This tiniest of molar teeth shows superb preservation with a hollow, as yet, unformed root, and obvious simple plate structure which this mammoth species is known for. The very front plate is missing as this tooth would have started to move forward in the baby mammoth's jaw and wear off plate by plate. This is not a spit tooth and the baby mammoth died this tooth in the jaw. This is the first and probably will be the only time we would ever offer a tooth like this. It's not only rare because of the extremely young age of the mammoth but, it is also rare because it is from the Southern mammoth, not the Woolly Mammoth.