Oligocene Ruminant (Leptomeryx) Jaw Section

 
This is a jaw section containing a beautiful sequence of 3 teeth and one partial tooth from the Oligocene ruminant Leptomeryx evansi. They were small hornless mammals related to modern antelopes. It comes from the Brule Formation in South Dakota making it around 30-34 million years old.

This specimen as was collected, prepared and identified by the Black Hills Institute.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Leptomeryx evansi
LOCATION
South Dakota
FORMATION
Brule Formation, Scenic Member
SIZE
1.1" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#10564
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