Baby Platybelodon Grangeri tooth
A baby Platybelodon grangeri tooth. An early relative to the Mastodon and also known as the Shovel Tusker for having a flat lower tusk. This little gem was found in the Guanhe fossil beds in the Gansu Province of China. Miocene in age, approx. 15 to 20 Million years old. Acquired from an old collection and has been in this country for over 20 years. Specimen is 2.08" long by 1.31" wide and is just the cap. These specimens are getting very hard to come by, just look around the web.