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  • Archaeotherium upper jaw section


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    • 1.7 kg. 

      Upper jaw section displaying eight teeth and two partial teeth. From an old Bristol paleontological collection; previously acquired 1950s-1960s. It was accompanied by a ticket from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research.

    Taxonomy

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Mammalia
    Order: Artiodactyla
    Family: Enteledontidae
    Genus: Archaeotherium
    Species: A. mortoni

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Paleogene
    Epoch: Oligocene

    Stratigraphy

    White River Formation

    Provenance

    Date Collected: 07/07/2020
    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Width: 9.3cm
    Height: 12.4cm

    Location

    South Dakota
    United States

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    1.7 kg. 

    Upper jaw section displaying eight teeth and two partial teeth. From an old Bristol paleontological collection; previously acquired 1950s-1960s. It was accompanied by a ticket from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research.



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    Entelodonts went extinct in the mid Miocene. So I would question the geological info with this specimen.

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    If this Entelodont jaw is Archaeotherium, it would be from the Oligocene epoch, which is in the Paleogene period. It's a very nice jaw section with some amazing teeth!

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