1.95" Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Jaw Section - South Dakota

Artists reconstruction of Merycoidodon.  By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com) Creative Commons License
Artists reconstruction of Merycoidodon. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com) Creative Commons License
This is a 1.95" long jaw section of Merycoidodon culbertsoni, an Oreodont from the White River Formation of Pennington County, South Dakota.

There are three complete teeth within this jaw section.

Oreodonts are an extinct mammal most closely related to camels and pigs. They have no close relatives living today. They were herbivorous, 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
Pennington County, South Dakota
FORMATION
White River Formation
SIZE
1.95" long
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#140910
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