Gray Wolf Tooth

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    An exceptionally preserved, fossil Gray Wolf canine tooth (Canis lupus) from Romania. These large wolves lived in the mountain caves from central Europe to Russia during the Ice Age. A prefect tooth. New find. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. You can own a rare and wonderful story piece from the Ice Age! The BEST! 

    Name: Canis lupus     Age: Late Pleistocene      Location: Carpathian Mountains, Romania

    R526             SIZE: 1-7/8" 

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    Exceptionally preserved, Cave Bear fossils (Urusus spelaeus) from Romania. These large bears lived in the mountain caves from central Europe to Russia. Ursus spelaeus had a large body had long thighs, and massive shins making it similar in skeletal structure to the Brown Bear. Cave bears were comparable in size to the largest modern day bears. The average weight for males was approximately 1000 pounds.  

    The cave bears became extinction date about 28,000 years ago which coincides with a period of significant climate change (Last Glacial Maximum). The drastic cooling in temperature resulted in a reduction or total loss of the vegetation that the cave bears ate. The cave bears starved to death in the caves which provided todays fossil record.

    Note - The cave bear also co-existed with the large Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) which may provided competition for food and habitat. Canis lupus fossils are found in the same area, but are quite rare.

    Name: Canis lupus

    Age: Late Pleistocene (28,000 - 130,000 years)

    Location: Carpathian Mountains, Romania