7.8" Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Partial Skull - Wyoming

 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a 7.8" long partial skull of Merycoidodon culbertsoni, an Oreodont, from the the Brule Formation, Niobrara County, Wyoming and would be approximately 32-34 million years old. This specimen was compressed during deposition and fossilization has a number of repaired cracks and restoration, but most of the skull is in tact. Most of teeth are present and in good condition.

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
7.8" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#123198
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