Oreodont Skull

Oreodont Skull


Green River Formation, Wyoming

Oreodonts, or "ruminating hogs", is an extinct super-family of prehistoric cud-chewing artiodactyls with short faces and fang-like canine teeth. Recent work indicates they were 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. Eighty-five percent original and approximately fifteen percent restorative work, mostly noted is the right side canine tooth has been remodeled. Approximately 40 to 60 million years in age. A greater starter piece for your beginner fossil enthusiast.

Dimensions: L 7 1/2” x W 4” x H 5”

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