Leibniz Mammoth
Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) at
Salzgitter-Thiede in Germany

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Taxidermy locationGöttingen Zoological Museum, Göttingen, Germany



Species:Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
Sex and age:, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Europe unspecified location
Death location: Salzgitter-Thiede
Death reason: :
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Present / last location:Salzgitter-Thiede, in Germany

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History of updates2021-07-24

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† Leibniz Mammoth is a dead fossil Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), , who died at Salzgitter-Thiede, in Germany, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Göttingen Zoological Museum, in Göttingen, Germany.


Leibniz Mammoth was born wild at Europe unspecified location.

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Before Blumenbach described the Woolly Mammoth, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) used an illustration of a mammoth molar, in his “Protogaea“ which he wrote 1698. This Molar was excavated in a village in Thiede, Salzgitter, in Nidersachsen-Thiede, and was kept in Göttingen Zoological Museum in Germany until the WoldWar II, when it was thought that the Molar was gone.

Only some years ago, both this Molar and also the Molar which Blumenbach used for his description of the Woolly Mammoth, were found again.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Leibniz Mammoth, Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) located at Göttingen Zoological Museum in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10879. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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