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New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick

Dung ball, American mastodon: Mammut americanum (Kerr)

Colour image of fossilized gray ball

American mastodon: Mammut americanum (Kerr), Neogene, Hillsborough, New Brunswick, Collector: C. Osman, 1936. The ‘Hillsborough Mastodon’ was found with specimens identified as ‘dung balls’ composed of mud and vegetation. They have been analyzed to understand what mastodons ate.

Collector: C. Osman
Hillsborough, New Brunswick, CANADA
Dung ball specimen width 11 cm
NBMG 3906

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