7.8" Fossil Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Skull - Wyoming

This is a 7.8" long skull of Merycoidodon culbertsoni, an Oreodont. It was collected from the the Brule Formation in Wyoming and would be approximately 30-34 million years old. The bone is heavily fragmented, requiring glue stabilization and rock being left in place to assist with stability. About 25% of the mandible is present along with many of the teeth.

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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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Merycoidodon culbertsoni
LOCATION
Niobrara County, Wyoming
FORMATION
Brule Formation
SIZE
7.8" long, 4.6" tall
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#174375
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