6.65" Partial Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Upper Skull - South Dakota

This is a 6.65" long, partial upper skull of an oreodont (Merycoidodon sp.). It was collected from the White River Formation in Pennington County, South Dakota and would be approximately 30-35 million years old. The upper jaw still contains several well-preserved teeth. A section of rock has been left attached to this specimen.

Comes with a display stand to assist with presentation.

Artist's reconstruction of Merycoidodon.  By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com) Creative Commons License
Artist's reconstruction of Merycoidodon. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com) Creative Commons License

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.
FOR SALE
$165
DETAILS
SPECIES
Merycoidodon sp.
LOCATION
Pennington County, South Dakota
FORMATION
Brule Formation, White River Badlands Group
SIZE
Skull: 6.65" long, Entire specimen: 6.65 x 6.5"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#270139
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