This is a Dicerorhinus kirahbergensis (Woolly Rhino) jaw section without restoration. Its original teeth display just the right amount of wear and are in superb condition. The specimen's color is a nice medium brown. The teeth range from caramel colors to black. Measures: ~ 18" long x 2.5" across x 5.25" tall Largest tooth: ~ 1.25" wide x 2" long (root - crown) Location: Rhine River, Germany Time period: Pleistocene
This species of Woolly Rhino, Dicerorhinus kirahbergensis, was a gigantic beast that roamed the tundra of both the European and Asian continents during the Pleistocene period. Woolly Rhinos averaged over 4 meters long, 2-3 tons in weight and stood up to two meters tall! Its front horns could grow up to 2 feet in length and were used to attract mates and to defend itself. As their name indicates, Woolly Rhinos were covered with a thick layer of fur. This in combination with their stocky build and thick shorter legs helped enable them to adapt to climatic changes. But, of course they needed to migrate as needed.
Wholly Rhino specimens are extremely rare. They are even rare in Europe. Many European Woolly Rhino specimens are normally discovered in and around gravel pits. However, most are unknowingly crushed along with gravel for construction purposes before anyone can retrieve them.