Oligocene Ruminant (Leptomeryx) Jaw Section

This
Artists reconstruction of Leptomeryx.  By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
Artists reconstruction of Leptomeryx. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
is a jaw section containing a beautiful sequence of 4 teeth and 1 partial tooth from the Oligocene ruminant, Leptomeryx evansi. They were small hornless mammals related to modern antelopes. It comes from the Brule Formation in Nebraska making it around 30-34 million years old. The jaw has 1 crack repair.

This specimen as was collected, prepared and identified by the Black Hills Institute.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Leptomeryx evansi
LOCATION
Sioux County, Nebraska
FORMATION
Brule Formation, Orella Member
SIZE
1.53" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#10567
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