Kolding elephant
Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) at
Harte, Kolding in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ⚪ Kolding elephant  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationDenmark Natural History Museum, København, Denmark

Identification


Description

Species:Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus)
Sex and age:, unknown age
Status:fossil
Characteristics: Lower jaw with molars
Origin
Born:* ca 130.000 years ago (Eem) wild
Birth place: in Europe unspecified location
Death
Dead: ca 130.000 years ago (Eem)
Death location: Harte, Kolding
Death reason: :
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Harte, Kolding, in Denmark

Date of arrival

Harte, Kolding
Record history
History of updates
2021-09-26: Born in Europe
(most likely)

Latest document update2021-09-26 18:06:59
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Biography

† Kolding elephant is a dead fossil Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus), , who died at Harte, Kolding, in Denmark, .

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Denmark Natural History Museum, in København, Denmark, since 1972-00-00.

Origin


Kolding elephant was born wild at Europe unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

The lower jaw was found during excavations for the building of a highway, in 1972 in Harte, Kolding. In 1973 the other part of the jaw was found at Højrup, 20 km away from the first location, to where it was probably moved with sand masses.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kolding elephant, Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) located at Denmark Natural History Museum in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10808. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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