Early Mammal Skull

Age - 40/30 Million Years Old

eocene - Oligocene Epoch

Species - Oreodont

Bone Skull - Skull

Discovered - South Dakota, White River Formation

 

** Oreodeont **

Merycoidodontoidea, sometimes called "oreodonts" or "ruminating hogs", is an extinct superfamily of prehistoric cud-chewing artiodactyls with short faces and fang-like canine teeth. As their name implies, some of the better known forms were generally hog-like, and the group has traditionally been placed within the Suina, though some recent work suggests they may have been more closely related to camels. "Oreodont" means "mountain teeth", referring to the appearance of the molars. Most oreodonts were sheep-sized, though some genera grew to the size of cattle. They were heavy-bodied, with short four-toed hooves and comparatively long tails.

 

** Eocene Epoch **

The Eocene Epoch is a geological epoch that lasted from about 56 to 33.9 million years ago. It is the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the modern Cenozoic Era. The name Eocene comes from the Ancient Greek ἠώς and καινός and refers to the "dawn" of modern fauna that appeared during the epoch.

Early Mammal Skull

SKU: Early Mammal - Oreodont - Skull
$300.00Price
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