.59" Fossil Early Ungulate (Bachitherium) Tooth - France

This is a .59" wide tooth from an Oligocene ungulate (Bachitherium). There is fossilized bone material still attached to the root. Comes with an acrylic display case.

Bachitherium was a gazelle-sized herbivorous mammal that lived in what is now Europe from the late Oligocene to the early Eocene periods. It was an artiodactyl ungulate, related to modern deer, camels, giraffes, and bison. It had long legs and was built for grazing. It was an early ruminant, meaning that it possibly digested plant matter in multiple stomachs using microbial activity.

The Artiodactyls are a group of mammals often called "even-toed" ungulates. They are called such because modern members of the group support their bodies on enhanced third and fourth digits (fingers), ending in hooves. Their first, second, and fifth digits are often reduced or nonexistent in modern species, however many extinct and fossil species retain five-toed feet. All artiodactyls, with the exception of whales and their ancestors, are herbivorous.

Bachitherium sp.
Lot (Formerly Quercy), France
Quercy Phosphorites Formation
.59" Wide
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