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Estimation of Age in Elephants
Molar
Appearance at age
Replacement age
1
4 months
2-2 '/2 years
2
6 months
6 years
3
3 years
9 years
4
6 years
25 years
5
20 years
45-50 years
6
40 years
Lasts up to 80 years
Services
NUMBER OF LAMELLAE PER TOOTH*
Sequential
number
of tooth
Asian Elephant
African Elephant
 
Maxillary teeth
Mandibular teeth
Maxillary teeth
Mandibular teeth
1

4-5
5

3-5
3-5
II

7-8
6-9

5-8
5-8
III

11-15
11-14

7-10
7-10
IV

14-17
14-17

6-10
6-10
V
17-21
16-21
7-12
7-12
VI
20-26
21-29
8-14
8-14
Before the eruption as well as in the embryonic stage,
the plates are loose and can be separated.
 
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