27" Titanothere (Megacerops) Femur - South Dakota

This is a 27" long, fossilized femur of a massive Titanothere, a Rhinoceros-looking animal that lived during the Late Eocene. It was collected from the Eocene aged Chadron Formation of South Dakota. There is only a small amount of restoration on the edge of one end.

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


Titanothere's are an extinct, massive, mammal that lived during the Eocene. While the very closely resembled a Rhinoceros, they were more closely related to todays horses. They first appeared 54 million years ago and when extinct at the end of the Eocene, 34 million years ago. The same genus has been described several times under different names Brontotherium, Titanotherium, Brontops, etc though Megacerops 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
27" long
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#227426
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