6.3" Fossil Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Skull - Wyoming

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Artists reconstruction of Merycoidodon.  By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
Artists reconstruction of Merycoidodon. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
is a 6.3" 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 found naturally fragmented and compressed within the rock. Portions of the skull weren't recoverable and required gap fill restoration to ensure structural integrity. The nuchal crest, mandible angles and bone superior to the left orbital have been restored. Both the left and right zygomatic processes are missing and there are repaired cracks throughout the skull.

Comes with an acrylic display stand to assist with presentation.

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
6.3" long, 4" tall
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#134358
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