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Mammoth tusk ivory comes from the two modified upper incisors of extinct mammoth.



Mammoth Tusk Ivory is an International Free Trade merchandise

Unlike African and modern elephant ivory, mammoths have been extinct for 10,000 years. It is not listed in the Appendices to the CITES. As such, it is not subject to control under the Animals and Plants (Protection of Endangered Species) Ordinance, Cap. 187. All mammoth ivory tusk itself is already a precious antique. Because of the geographical range in Alaska and Siberia , Mammuthus primigenus tusks have been well preserved. Therefore, Mammuthus primigenus is the only extinct proboscidan which consistently provides high quality, valuable and precious carvable ivory.


Land of the Mammoth

Mammoth Info Card, English and Chinese bilingual. Will be shipped together with the gift box and the purchased item.

MAMMOTH [mammoth] name for several large prehistoric elephants of the extinct genus Mammuthus, which ranged over Eurasia and North America in the Pleistocene epoch. The shoulder height of the Siberian, or woolly, mammoth, which roamed throughout the Northern Hemisphere, was about 9 ft (2.7 m), and that of the imperial mammoth of the North American Great Plains was up to 13 1/2 ft (4.1 m). Mammoths were covered by a long, shaggy, black outer coat and a dense, woolly undercoat. They had complex, many-ridged molar teeth; long, slender upward-curved tusks; and a long trunk. Ivory hunters have collected their tusks for centuries in Siberia, where some 50,000 have been discovered; it is from these and from the drawings left by the Cro-Magnon people in the caves of S France that the mammoth's appearance is known. Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) people hunted mammoths, as is evidenced by remains of the animals found together with tools, and may have contributed to their extinction. Mammoths are classified in the phylum Chordata , subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Proboscidea, family Elephantidae.

Author not available, MAMMOTH. , The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition 2006
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Copyright 2006 Columbia University Press.


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