Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Megaloceros mandible

 1 -  I have  been reliably informed that this  is a  Megaloceros mandible.
 2 - The m3 molar matches a lot of the large fossil cervidae m3 molars ive viewed.
 3 - The muscle attachments are very pronounced i have no mandible that matches these attachments.
 4 - It is the only mandible ive seen with these muscle attachments on the underside of the jaw.
 5 - The muscle attachment pattern on the inner cheek again is like none i posses or have viewed.
 6 - In this image although not exact the difference in the angle of a line drawn through the nerve
 cavity the bos examples are far more severe.
  7 - With bos mandibles either side its not hard to see a big difference .
 12 - Note the depth of the cavity for the muscle attachments.
 13 - 14  Again note the angle difference with the bos example.
 15 - I don't believe this is the mandible of a Megaloceros gigantius but it is from a huge Cervid of Equal size.  


  1. Those are nerve cavities, not nasal cavities.

  2. Thank you ile rectify that statement to be honest ime not sure where I conjured it up from !

  3. Hello
    I'm looking for the megaloceros tooth for amulet.
    Have You got maybe one for sell? :)
    Warm regards

  4. Sorry Jakub i only had the one mandible, and was forced to sell it to fund my research.


Please feel free to correct me on any part of my blog, i would also welcome any help that can be offered in correctly identifying some of my fossil finds All the best to all Heath.