Common Name: Giant Beaver Tooth Fossil
Genus/Species: Castoroides leiseyorum
Age: 1.5 Million - 11,000 Years old
Location: Taylor County, Florida, USA
This is a First-Class Giant Beaver Fossil Tooth/Molar. This gem quality tooth has superb detail and definition. Killer
example of an extinct Giant Pleistocene beaver from the Ice Age of Florida.
The tooth has a jet black shiny enamel. No repairs or restorations. Actual Specimen Pictured &
Guaranteed Authentic. This tooth is one of the best you will come across.
It was one of the largest rodents to have ever lived! An extinct genus of Giant Beaver and about the size of a modern Black Bear, it was 6-8 ft. (2.5M) in length, about 3.3 ft. (1M) in height, and weighing in at 450-500 lbs. (218 kg).
It was very similar to modern beavers except that it was much larger with a much narrower tail and shorter back legs. Its front incisors were about 6 inches in length with ridges.
Living from 1.5 Million Years ago and went extinct about 11 Thousand years ago. Found only in North America, it ranged widely in Florida.
Another rarer and Large Prehistoric Beaver, in Florida, is Castoroides leiseyorum. It was named after the famous Leisey Shell Pit deposit in Florida, in which it was discovered.
Size: .72" W x 1.34" L x .55" Thickness
Price: out of stock
Item #: GBE013