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Oreodont Jaw

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Oreodont Jaw Fossil Piece

Oreodont Jaw Fossil Piece A rare example of a perfectly preserved jaw from a prehistoric hoglike animal.

Oreodonts, meaning “mountain teeth” or “ruminating hogs”, are an extinct superfamily of prehistoric cud-chewers with short faces and fang-like canine teeth. The animals would have looked rather pig-like, but features of their teeth indicate they were more closely related to camelids (camels).

Name: Oreodont
Species: Merycoidodontoidea
Age: Cenozoic era (28 million years old
Location: White River badlands, South Dakota

Approx Size: 50mm

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