8.6" Fossil Tapir Jaw With Two Teeth - Florida

 
 
This is a fossilized Tapir jaw with two teeth from Northern, Florida. It would be Pleistocene in age. There is one repaired crack in the jaw.

Fossil Tapirs are common in the fossil record of Florida and there are six described species of prehistoric tapirs found there vs four living today (none in Florida). They are a distant relative of horses and rhinos. They featured a trunk-like nose and had a body that looks very similar to that of a pig's. They average about 6 feet long and weigh up to 700 lbs. Their general appearance has changed little in the last several million years.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Tapirus sp.
LOCATION
Northern Florida
SIZE
8.6" Long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#31445
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