XL 13.75 inch Desmostylus TUSK Fossil California Miocene Marine megalodon mammal For Sale
XL 13.75 inch Desmostylus TUSK Fossil California Miocene Marine megalodon mammal:
Primitive Sea Cow Tusk
Temblor Formation, Fresno County, California
Middle Miocene epoch
20 million years old
Tusk: 13.75 inches long
The rarest of rare from this classic California fossil bed, while the teeth of these animals are known to show up, larger specimens like this complete tusk are almost never offered for sale. This would make a wonderful display piece for any museum collection or private display!
From an uncommon California fossil locality, this sea cow tusk was found in an ancient marine environment. With a few repairs, as typical for this incredibly hard, shell dense, matrix, extractions is often in pieces, then repaired later.The desmostylids lived primarily along coastal sea shores feeding on the algeas and seaweeds, as evident from their fossil remains. Closely related to Elephants, manatees, and the dugongs, they were a prolific marine mammal during the middle miocene epoch along the Pacific Coast.
- I redid the old prep on this piece, removed old yellow glue and repositioned the tip into it's proper placement.
*Fossils from this site are very uncommon as collecting has not gone on for over 20 years from this particular site.