7.6" Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Partial Skull - Wyoming
ThisThis is a 7.6" long partial skull of Merycoidodon culbertsoni, an Oreodont,from the the Brule Formation, Niobrara County, Wyoming and would be approximately 32-34 million years old. There are several crack repairs and stabilized areas but most of the skull is in tact. Many of the teeth remained in good condition
Oreodonts are an extinct mammal most closely related to camels and pigs. They have no close relatives living today. They were herbivorous, 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.