5.7" Fossil Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Skull - Wyoming

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a 5.7" long skull of Merycoidodon culbertsoni, an Oreodont. It was collected from the the Brule Formation in Wyoming and would be approximately 30-34 million years old. This skull was collected in multiple large pieces and has been glued back together. Both the right and left side of the skull are missing bone around the orbital cavities. The anterior portion of this skull and the right side of the mandible also broke away from this specimen. There are crack repairs through the angle of the mandible (left) and through the zygomatic arch.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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
Niobrara County, Wyoming
FORMATION
Brule Formation
SIZE
5.7" long, 3.9" tall
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#169215
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