Stanowisko mamuta – Mammuthus primigenius (Blumenbach, 1799) w górnym plejstocenie w Kopalni Węgla Brunatnego Bełchatów

Błażej Błażejowski, Gwidon Jakubowski, Piotr Gieszcz, Rafał Kowalski, Aleksandra Hołda-Michalska


Mammuthus primigenius (Blumenbach, 1799) fromUpper Pleistocene deposits of the Bełchatów Coal Mine.
A b s t r a c t. The fossil remains of juvenile woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) from Pleistocene deposits of the Bełchatów coal mine are described. Precise measurements of the excavated bones allowed for approximate reconstruction of the specimen, which turned out to be in the estimated age of 10 years. Serial samples for isotope analysis of carbon and oxygen were taken from a tooth, and the isotope record has revealed a probable change of diet due to switching from milk-based to plant-based food.

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