Lerdal Mammoth
Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) at
Lerdal, Rättvik in Sweden

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Lerdal Mammoth  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationUppsala Museum of Evolution, Uppsala, Sweden


Museum accession number PMU ?


Species:Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Characteristics: tusk L: 35 cm
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death location: Lerdal, Rättvik
Death reason: :
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Present / last location:Lerdal, Rättvik, in Sweden

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Lerdal, Rättvik
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History of updates2021-07-07

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† Lerdal Mammoth is a dead fossil Female ♀ Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), , who died at Lerdal, Rättvik, in Sweden, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Uppsala Museum of Evolution, in Uppsala, Sweden.


Lerdal Mammoth was born wild .

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In the summer of 1956 a fragment of a mammoth tusk was discovered at Rättvik in Dalecarlia, Central Sweden.

It lay somewhere in the upper 2.5 m of the ground moraine which is almost 30 m thick in the neighbourhood of the finding place.

The piece is 35 cm long, and the circumference at its ends is 22.5 and 19.5 cm, respectively. Very likely it is a part of a comparatively small tusk of approximately the same size as that described by Heintz (1956) from Skreia, S. Norway, and thus belonged to a female.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lerdal Mammoth, Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) located at Uppsala Museum of Evolution in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10831. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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