18 cm fossil Merycoidodon culbertsoni skull South Dakota, USA

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                                                                   Description

Fossil Merycoidodon culbertsoni Skull

Time period: 30 million years old, Oligocene age

Locality: Badlands of South Dakota, USA (White River Formation)


Dimensions: Approximately skull 18 cm x 13 cm

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This is a fossil Merycoidodon culbertsoni skull from the Badlands of South Dakota, USA (White River Formation). It is about 30 million years old, Oligocene age. It lived during a time when the badlands was a fertile floodplain with a great diversity of life.

Merycoidodon culbertsoni belongs to the now-extinct Merycoidodontidae superfamily. Merycoidodontidae comprises mostly sheep-sized, heavy bodied hooved mammals with jagged teeth has earned them the nickname "Oreodont", or "Mountain Teeth". These animals belong to the order of even-toed ungulates (Artiodactyla), though there is some debate as to whether they are closer to the Suina suborder (modern day pigs and peccaries), or the Tylopoda suborder (modern day camels).

The large round holes at the top of the skull suggests that a predator's bite could have caused this animal's untimely end.


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18 cm Merycoidodon culbertsoni skull | Fossil Vertebrates - Interior Design | naturalselectionfossils.com
18 cm Merycoidodon culbertsoni skull | Fossil Vertebrates - Interior Design | naturalselectionfossils.com
18 cm Merycoidodon culbertsoni skull | Fossil Vertebrates - Interior Design | naturalselectionfossils.com
18 cm Merycoidodon culbertsoni skull | Fossil Vertebrates - Interior Design | naturalselectionfossils.com

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