Highly intact Axis vertebra of the Mammuthus Primigenius, better known as the woolly mammoth. In anatomy, the Axis is the second vertebra of the neck. It is the spine's 'rotator'.
This vertebra was fished up by North Sea fisherman, and has been stabilised and treated. Due to the decline of traditional fishing techniques, such quality fossils are only rarely found nowadays. The vertebra is in perfect condition and belonged to an adult Mammoth.