Hot Springs Mammoth Site in United States

Hot Springs Mammoth Site

Total nrs123
Number of species2
Number of animals123
Address 1800 US-18 BYP
Zip-code SD 57747
Place Hot Springs
StateSouth Dakota
Country United States
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Hot Springs Mammoth Site, located at 1800 US-18 BYP, in Hot Springs, South Dakota, United States .

Taxidermy specimens

Hot Springs Mammoth Site has in its collection 1 elephantine museum specimens with records in this database:

(Measurements of teeth and body parts follow the system described by Maglio (1973; P = plate number, L = length, W = width, H = height, LF = lamellar frequency)

    Tembo (Loren) Accession nr: . Received: 1994-00-00 Tembo (Loren)
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born 1979 at Zimbabwe unspecified location † Dead 1994-12-20 at Toledo Zoo
    Death: disease Death reason: digestive mechanical abnormality; twisted gut

Comments / picturesHot Springs Mammoth Site is a museum and paleontological site near Hot Springs, South Dakota, in the Black Hills. It is an active paleontological excavation site at which Research and excavations are continuing. The facility encloses a prehistoric sinkhole that formed and was slowly filled with sediments during the Pleistocene era. The sedimentary fill of the sinkhole contains the remains of Pleistocene fauna and flora preserved by entrapment and burial within a sinkhole.

As of 2016, the remains of 61 mammoths, including 58 North American Columbian and 3 woolly mammoths had been recovered. Mammoth bones were found at the site in 1974, and a museum and building enclosing the site were established. The museum now contains an extensive collection of mammoth remains.

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Koehl, Dan (2023). Hot Springs Mammoth Site, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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