14.8" Titanothere (Megacerops) Jaw Section - South Dakota
This is a 14.8" long jaw section of a massive Titanothere, a Rhinoceros-looking animal that lived during the Late Eocene. It was collected from the Eocene aged Chadron Formation of South Dakota. There are four molars present in the jaw.
Restoration is pretty minimal on this jaw. The back edge of the tooth furthest back in the jaw has been restored, a small piece of a center tooth and some minor crack fill on the jaw.
Comes with a display stand.
Titanothere's are an extinct, massive, mammal that lived during the Eocene. While the very closely resembled a Rhinoceros, they were more closely related to todays horses. They first appeared 54 million years ago and when extinct at the end of the Eocene, 34 million years ago. The same genus has been described several times under different names Brontotherium, Titanotherium, Brontops, etc though Megacerops was the first and therefore technically correct one.