Very Aesthetic Presented Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Skull

 
 
 
This
Artists reconstruction of Merycoidodon.  By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
Artists reconstruction of Merycoidodon. By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com)
is a really cool display piece. It's a skull of an Oreodont (Merycoidodon gracilis) from Custer County, SD with the upper and lower sections separated. It was well prepared, so that it creates a very impressive display. The lower jaw is 4" long and the entire piece is about 6 inches with and 6 inches tall.

Oreodonts (the common name for Merycoidodontoidea) are extinct mammals most closely related to camels and pigs, though they have no close relatives living today. They were herbivorous animals with short faces and fang-like canine teeth. About the size of a sheep, they roamed the plains of North America in huge numbers during the Oligocene period.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Merycoidodon gracilis
LOCATION
Custer County, South Dakota
FORMATION
Brule Formation
SIZE
Lower Jaw 4", 6" Wide, 6" Tall
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#15723
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