Auroch Ankle Bone
Species Name: Bos primigenius
Geological Age: 10,000. Pleistocene period
Location: North Sea Bed, Holland
Body Part: Ankle Bone
Specimens of Auroch ankle bone which were dredged up from the north sea. These samples are supplied in a polythene bag and are approximately 8 cm in length and 4 cm in diameter, they are also supplied with an information label. Aurochs were a species of now extinct large cattle which were native to Europe, Asia and north Africa. They are believed to have lived from the Pleistocene period up until 1627, however the Aurochs are thought to have migrated into Europe approximately 270,000 years ago, These samples are roughly 10,000 years old dating them to the Pleistocene period and would be a perfect addition to any fossil collection.