5.1" Juvenile Titanothere (Megacerops) Jaw Section - South Dakota

 
 
 
This is a 5.1" long jaw section of a juvenile Titanothere, a massive Rhinoceros-looking animal that lived during the Late Eocene. It was collected from the Eocene aged Chadron Formation of South Dakota. It's in nice condition with two molars present. The only restoration is a small bit of crack fill in the center on one side of the jaw. Comes with a display stand.

This jaw is in nice condition with all of the teeth intact and in great shape. Minimal restoration, on the back corner of the jaw which was eroded and a few crack fills on the upper part of the jaw. Comes with a display stand.

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Artists reconstruction of a Titanothere. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)


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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Megacerops sp.
LOCATION
Pennington County, South Dakota
FORMATION
Chadron Formation
SIZE
5.1" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#92705
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