4.1" Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Skull - Interesting Presentation

 
 
 
 
 
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Artists reconstruction of Merycoidodon. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
is a very interesting, 4.1" long skull of Merycoidodon gracilis, an Oreodont. It was collected from the the Brule Formation in South Dakota and would be approximately 32-34 million years old.

The top and bottom of jaw of the skull are separated and next to each other. It's been nicely prepared and displays in a very aesthetic manner. A few repairs but no significant restoration.

Oreodonts (the common name for Merycoidodontoidea) are extinct mammals most closely related to camels and pigs, though they have no close relatives living today. They were herbivorous animals with short faces and fang-like canine teeth. About the size of a sheep, they roamed the plains of North America in huge numbers during the Oligocene period.
FOR SALE
$745
DETAILS
SPECIES
Merycoidodon gracilis
LOCATION
Custer County, South Dakota
FORMATION
Brule Formation
SIZE
Skull 3.6" long, entire piece 6.7" wide.
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ITEM
#78129
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