2.6" 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 2.6" wide jaw section of Merycoidodon gracilis, an Oreodont from the White River Formation of Douglas, South Dakota.

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 gracilis
LOCATION
Douglas, South Dakota
FORMATION
White River Formation
SIZE
2.6" wide
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#154204
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