Sheldon Mammoth
Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) at
Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon in United States

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Justin Blauwet of Rock Rapids holds the Mammoth molar
Justin Blauwet of Rock Rapids holds the Mammoth molar
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Taxidermy locationSheldon Prairie Museum, Sheldon, United States



Species:Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
Sex and age:unknown, unknown age
Characteristics: upper 3rd molar, probably a right
Born:* over 20,000 years ago wild
Birth place: in North America unspecified forest
Dead: over 20,000 years ago
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, in United States

Date of arrival

Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon
from North America unspecified forest

Record history
History of updates2022-03-17

Latest document update2022-03-17 08:55:22
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† Sheldon Mammoth is a dead fossil unknown Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), , who died at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, in United States, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Sheldon Prairie Museum, in Sheldon, United States.


Sheldon Mammoth was born wild at North America unspecified forest.

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DGR Engineering’s Justin Blauwet of Rock Rapids made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery Friday, March 4, 2022 at a construction site on property owned by Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. DGR officials tell us that while performing construction observation on a lift station project for the City of Sheldon, Blauwet discovered what was later confirmed to be a woolly mammoth tooth laying on the ground, clearly exposed during excavation. The tooth was near the Sheldon Rec Trail, about 800 Feet west of the Floyd River.

DGR officials tell us the tooth measures eleven by seven by four inches and weighs 11.2 pounds. Additional information on the tooth was obtained from Chris Widga, Head Curator at East Tennessee State University, who tells us it is an upper 3rd molar, probably a right. Based on the degree of wear, he says the animal was probably in its early 30s when it died.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Sheldon Mammoth, Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) located at Sheldon Prairie Museum in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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