1.7" Pleistocene Aged, Fossil Tapir Molar - Florida

 
 
This is a Miocene aged fossil Tapir molar from Florida.

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 polkensis
LOCATION
Polk County Florida
SIZE
1.7" tall
CATEGORY
ITEM
#42991
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