Fossil Brontotherium (Titanothere) Molar - 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 molar of Brontotherium, a Titanothere, collected from the Eocene aged Chadron Formation of South Dakota. The molar is still embedded in the rock in which it was found making for a very nice display. There are a couple of repairs but no restoration.

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
Brontotherium (Titanothere)
AGE
LOCATION
South Dakota
FORMATION
Chadron Formation
SIZE
2.2" across, rock 6.3" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#31451
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