7.1" 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)
is a 7.1" long partial skull of Merycoidodon culbertsoni, an Oreodont. It was collected from the the Brule Formation in Wyoming and would be approximately 32-34 million years old. There are several crack repairs and stabilized areas. Multiple locations along the superior portion of this skull have been restored/gap filled. 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Merycoidodon culbertsoni
LOCATION
Niobrara County, Wyoming
FORMATION
Brule Formation
SIZE
7.1" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#113029
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