7.6" Titanothere (Brontops) Jaw Section - South Dakota

 
This
Artists reconstruction of a Titanothere.  By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
Artists reconstruction of a Titanothere. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
is a 7.6" long jaw section of the Brontops robustus, a Titanothere. This jaw section contains a pair of molars still in their original position. It was collected from the White River Formation in Pennington County, South Dakota.

Titanothere's are an extinct, massive, mammal that lived during the Eocene. While the very closely resembled a Rhinocerose, 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Brontops robustus (Titanothere)
AGE
LOCATION
Pennington County, South Dakota
FORMATION
White River Formation
SIZE
7.6" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#15786
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