Woolly rhinoceros humerus

This sub-fossil humerus was excavated at Levaton Cave in the parish of Torbryan. This cave is described as a hyena prey depot. Many of the prey remains show gnaw marks and some are still articulated. Hyena hunting as a pack would be capable of killing a young rhino such as this one and dragging it back to the cave.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
301/1968/80
Collection Class
Fossils
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Common Name
woolly rhinoceros humerus
Simple Name
fossil: mammal
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Rhinocerotidae: Coelodonta antiquitatis (Blumenbach): woolly rhinoceros