Sunday, June 29, 2014

Elephas antiquus Tooth Fossil at Roma Italy

Here is a picture of an elephant tooth fossil housed in a display case at the Geologia building located on the campus of Sapienza University of Rome. The case can be found on the second floor of the building. The fossil is called Elephas antiquus and lived during the Pleistocene. The paleontology museum is on the 3rd floor of this building and houses a full skeleton of this ancient animal.

The university was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII. In 1870, it became a public university for the state of Italy.