Fossil Brontotherium (Titanothere) Molar - South Dakota

 
 
 
 
This

Artists reconstruction of a Titanothere. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
is a fossil molar of Brontotherium, a type of Titanothere. It was collected from the Eocene aged Chadron Formation of South Dakota. While the feeding surface is a bit worn it has nice root preservation.

Titanothere's are an extinct, massive, mammal that lived during the Eocene. While the very closely resembled a Rhinocerose, 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Brontotherium (Titanothere)
AGE
LOCATION
South Dakota
FORMATION
Chadron Formation
SIZE
2.4" long, 3.2" tall including roots
ITEM
#50799
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