2" Fossil Titanothere (Megacerops) Partial Tooth - Nebraska

This is a 2" wide, partial tooth of the massive titanothere, Megacerops. Megacerops was a Rhinoceros-looking animal that lived during the Late Eocene. It was collected from the Eocene-aged Chadron Formation of Nebraska.

Artist's reconstruction of a Titanothere. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
Artist's reconstruction of a Titanothere. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)


Titanotheres were a massive mammal that lived during the Eocene. While they closely resembled modern rhinoceroses, they were actually more closely related to modern horses. They first appeared in the Early Eocene, about 54 million years ago, and went extinct at the end of the Eocene, 34 million years ago. Titanotheres have been described under various genera (Brontotherium, Titanotherium, BrontopsMegacerops was the first and therefore technically correct one.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Megacerops sp.
LOCATION
Pennington County, South Dakota
FORMATION
Chadron Formation
SIZE
2 x 1.8"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#281717
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