Hyaena lower jaw
DERSB : 9075a
Hyaena lower jaw. Lower jaw of hyena crocuta crocuta erxleben with 4 teeth. Paper label 'Hyena jaw longeliffe'. Quarrymen at Hoe Grange discovered over 8,000 animals bones where they broke through into a cave in 1902. The bones date to a warmer, interglacial period known as the Ipswichian when the climate supported a wide range of animals including deer, bison, rhinoceros, elephants, hippopatamus, bears, hyaena, and lions. The animals found at Hoe Grange probably fell into a fissure where their carcasses attracted carnivores that somes became trapped themselves.
- Description: height mm; length 190mm; width 90mm; diameter mm; depth 35mm
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)
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