Four 3D models of representative mammal fossils.

Virtual Collection: Mammals

This virtual collection was last curated by Jaleigh Pier on August 20, 2019. Each model is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Unless otherwise indicated, each model was created by Emily Hauf using specimens at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.

Elephants


Premolar tooth from an American mastodon (Mammut americanum) from the Pleistocene of Florida (PRI 76861). Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of specimen is approximately 10 cm.


Camels


Fossil specimen of a Poebrotherium sp. camel skull exhibiting an endocast of the brain; specimen is from the Oligocene of Wyoming and is on exhibit at the Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, New York (PRI 49382).


Whales


Fossil specimen of a whale inner ear bone, called a tympanic bulla (PRI 76859). This specimen is from the Neogene or Pleistocene of Charleston County, South Carolina and is part of the research collection of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of specimen is approximately 9.5 cm.


Extinct artiodactyls


Fossil specimen of a Merycoidodon culbertsoni oreodont skull from the Oligocene of South Dakota (PRI 50653). Specimen is on display at the Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, New York.


Sloths


Fossil claw of the giant sloth Megalonyx jeffersonii from the Pleistocene of Madison County, New York (PRI 73073). Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of specimen is approximately 12 cm.


Bears


Skull of a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York (PRI 50009).


Lower jaw of a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York (PRI 50009).


Jaw animation of a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York (PRI 50009).