Lot 253: Rhinoceros. A rare Pleistocene period woolly rhinoceros sub-fossil skull and lower jaw fragment with teeth, found in Oxfordshire, England, 12,000 to 100,000 years old, the skull is the upper section with bone formations showing the basal positions of the two rhino horns, Oxfordshire Gravel/Clay Pit, 63 cm long, together with a woolly rhino lower right hand jaw, 2 teeth still in situ, Stanton Harcourt, Oxon, River Thames Gravel, 36 cm The woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) is an extinct species of rhinoceros that was common throughout Europe and northern Asia during the Pleistocene epoch and survived the last glacial period. The genus name Coelodonta means "cavity tooth". (2)
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