.95" Predatory "Pig" (Archaeotherium) Tooth - South Dakota

This is a beautifully preserved, partially rooted predatory "pig" (Archaeotherium) tooth that was collected from South Dakota. Including the partial root, the tooth is .95" long.

Archaeotherium was about 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) tall at the shoulder and around 2 m (6 ft 7 in) long and weighing around 270 kg (600 lb). Although superficially pig-like, Archaeotherium, along with all other entelodonts, was more closely related to anthracotheres, hippopotamuses, and whales. Evidence from the Wyoming Dinosaur Center suggests that the omnivorous Archaeotherium, like many modern predatory mammals, kept caches of food for times when their hunting was less successful.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Archaeotherium sp.
LOCATION
South Dakota
FORMATION
Brule Formation
SIZE
.95" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#113306
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