Late Quaternary woolly mammoth ( Mammuthus primigenius Blum) remains from southern Transdanubia, Hungary

Gyula KONRÁD, János KOVÁCS, Amadé HALÁSZ, Krisztina SEBE & Hajnalka PÁLFFY

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 9 (1-2) - Pages 47-54

Published on 31 March 2010

Six samples of subfossil tusk, bone and tooth remains from the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius Blum) were discovered in south-western Hungary. The remains are relatively well preserved in a Late Pleistocene loess deposit. The samples have been radiocarbon dated (AMS) and are of Late Weichselian (MIS 2) age (21.8–24.1 ka cal BP). The skull fragments, the tusks and maxillary teeth are in close proximity to associated postcranial remains, indicating that the mammoth died where it was found. The size and characteristics of skeletal elements have allowed us to determine that this was a mature male of about 38 years of age.


Proboscidea, Mammuthus primigenius , Late Pleistocene, Taxonomy, Taphonomy, Palaeo-environment, Hungary

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