6.3" Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Partial Skull - Wyoming

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Artists reconstruction of Merycoidodon.  By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
Artists reconstruction of Merycoidodon. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
This is a 6.3" long partial skull of Merycoidodon culbertsoni, an Oreodont,from the the Brule Formation, Niobrara County, Wyoming and would be approximately 32-34 million years old. There are several crack repairs and stabilized areas but most of the skull is in tact. Many of the teeth remained in good condition

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.
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SPECIES
Merycoidodon culbertsoni
LOCATION
Niobrara County, Wyoming
FORMATION
Brule Formation
SIZE
6.3" long
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#113033
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