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  1. Oreodont skull prep

    So I bought a partial oreodont skull (Merycoidodon culbertsoni) from an auction site and i'm using it to break in my new air compressor. Here are some before and after pics. I had expected the skull to be fragile and the teeth to be pretty solid, considering how robust teeth are, but I found the opposite to be true. I've had to repair a few of the teeth as I went. They have a tendency to break apart. Luckily nothing too serious. The skull itself seems indestructible by comparison. Overall i'm very happy with how she's turning out so far.
  2. Oreodont Stand

    I've been working on a stand for the Oreodont skull I picked up at the Tucson Fossil Show. This one is an "antique" fossil that was dug back in the 1920s. I wanted a simple stand with a wooden base and a way to raise the skull up off the stand. I also wanted the mount to be as unobtrusive as possible so I didn't have wires sticking out all over the place. And I didn't want to damage the skull in any way. After trying several approaches I settled on this one using some red oak I had left over after building my fossil storage cabinet and some brass wire and bar I picked up at the local OSH hardware store for a few dollars. Here's what the finished stand looks like (I still need to make the final label): Here's what the stand looks like with the skull removed. The wires are formed so that the skull is held in place without slipping while still allowing it to be easily removed. I soldered them in place using Sn96 solder, a low-temperature solder that is reasonably strong. I'm sure you could also use epoxy. The vertical posts are brass tubing. I machined plugs to hold the bar to the posts and soldered everything together. Again, you could use epoxy. Looking from the underside, here's an overall view of how everything fits: And here's what the underside looks like from the front. The wires supporting the palate also prevent the skull from rotating or sliding around on its own. I also decided to use some museum wax to further secure it. End result is a stand that does a good job of holding the skull while still allowing it to be easily removed, looks reasonably nice, and should be stable enough to survive our typical California earthquakes.
  3. Oreodont skull

    Hi I have not been here for a while and was wondering what to look for in a good oreodont skull. Some of the ones I have seen seem to be all plaster? Not sure but any advice would be helpful.
  4. "Bingo", Oreodont!

    I took a trip to Nebraska to collect the White River Formations for the very first time this past summer. I had two goals: recover a Stylemys and an Oreodont skull. I found both! I reported on the prep of the Stylemys in an earlier post on the prep sub-forum. When I saw the Oreodont, I yelled "Bingo, Oreodont!". So that's the name I gave the animal. This post will summarize the discovery, preparation, and reconstruction of the specimen. The skull was not complete, and only about 25-30% of the animal was present, so with apologies to the "Palaeo Police" , I decided that this specimen would have a greater contribution as a display piece than sitting in a drawer with other oreodont remains (which are common and numerous). Also, if any of these bones were later found to be of scientific importance, the procedures used in this reconstruction are reversible THE DISCOVERY Bingo was spotted on the side of a relatively steep butte. The first thing I saw was the partial skull. Here it is: After exclaiming (proclaiming) "Bingo!", I left the skull and immediately went to the base of the butte and started probing and digging in the two washouts that originated in the vicinity of the skull. These re-worked deposits were yielding lots of bone elements from the posterior to the anterior of the skeleton. I even managed to recover the brain cast and pieces of the skull that had washed down. Once the re-worked deposits had been thoroughly searched, I climbed up to the skull and began excavating. The top of the snout was crushed (predation?). The brain case area was also fragmented as well as the rear of the jaw. Some of this was pieced together later from elements found in the spoil at the base of the butte. I removed the skull via a "soft jacket". Here is what was recovered:
  5. I found this fossil "oreodont skull" online, and can´t really decide if it is real or not... It looks a little bit plastic/glossy, but can´t that be some kind of treatment too?
  6. Pretty sure an some type of Oreodont

    Hey guys! Found this Oreodont skull in an old man's collection. I'm more of a dinosaur guy, and can't find any good Oreodont references. Can you help?
  7. This is a continuation that adds an additional example of the project type explored in the previous post. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/80387-display-stand-project/ Moving forward with plans to construct more stands for fossil specimens, a small Oreodont skull and jaw were selected. The long term denizens of the Fossil Forum may recognize Lucinda, the subject of a previously posted prep series. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/44530-oreodont-prep-series/ Here is the wood specimen selected. It is Bocote, Cordia elaeagnoides. This strongly grained wood is found on the Western coast of Mexico. It is shown with shellac applied and holes drilled to receive the brass supports. Here is a view of the shaped brass rods. The configuration selected is entirely from snolly's imagination (he is not an engineer). Other designs may be more practical and/or sturdy. This image shows the rods installed and provides a glimpse of the conceptualization of the needed support. Here is Lucinda, resting atop her newly crafted throne. Merycoidodon gracilis Brule Member of White River Formation Sioux Co, Nebraska The next project will utilize a larger wood block to accommodate Lucinda's much larger cousin, Merycoidodon culbertsoni . Here is the block being finished. The wood is "Ambrosia Maple." The designation "ambrosia" is given to various woods that have been invaded by a species of Ambrosia Beetle. The beetles bore chambers in the wood in order to create "gardens" for a fungus, their sole source of nutrition. This practice of nutritional symbiosis creates distinct patterns in the wood.
  8. Here are a couple canines that I have in my collection- What do you have? Oreodont (Left) & Archaeotherium (Right) - (Oligocene-White River Formation- South Dakota) Hyaenodon (Oligocene-White River Formation- South Dakota) Oreodont (Oligocene-White River Formation- South Dakota) Coyote (Pleistocene- River Terrace Deposit- Kansas)
  9. merycoidont lectotype

    madermerycod21257-12488-1-PB.pdf Horrible mistake:of course it's merycoidont The "click and hold option to edit title "doesn't seem to work? EDIT As somone famous once said : "I stand by the mistakes I've made"
  10. Can anyone recommend a good reference with illustrations of the skeletal elements of the oreodont Merycoidodon? I especially need pics of individual cervical, thoracic, and caudal vertebrae as well as the bones of the manus. I have a volume called "Osteology for the Archaeologist" that has photos of most of the individual bones of mammoths and mastodons and am looking for something like that for the oreodont (either a book or journal article)
  11. Intro to prep

    What tools are needed for fossil prep? I recently bought a rough oreodont in Denver as well, and where can I find dental picks to help clean that out? What other tools are helpful thank you!
  12. Found this while hiking and climbing in south west South Dakota not far from Badlands National Park. A quick google search suggested an early camel, but I'd like to know for sure if possible.
  13. Merycoidodon?

    I got this a while back, it's an oreodont haw section. I am seeking more information on it. My guess was Merycoidodon just based on pictures. Here's a bunch of pictures, I'm hoping to get as specific on taxon as possible, it says on the label it's from Chadron deposits, white river formation, 20 miles northeast of lush, Wyoming.
  14. Just a question here. For anyone who knows me, I one picky son of a gun. I ran into this the other day whilst going through some boxes of stuff. I found this many years ago while hunting in the White River formation in Wyoming with Kent Sundell. I dont want it, but my question is, is this sellable? Im not asking for a price of what it may be worth, but does anyone think that anyone may want a partial skull thats in bad condition? No lower jaws whatsoever! Just wondering? RB
  15. Oreodont jaw section

    From the album WhodamanHD's Fossil collection.

    Bought online, label reads "OREODONT JAW SECTION oligicene period 30 million years old Lusk,Wyoming....20 miles northeast of lusk....White river formation...Chardonnay deposites"
  16. A short while ago I bought an oreodont skull from 32 FordBoy and today I found the one I prepped out about 20 years ago. They look perty darn good together. RB
  17. Random Assortment

    From the album My Collection

    This is the final shelf in my display case. This is a complete random assortment of fossils (Basically, whatever didn't fit on other shelves due to space got put here). This shelf features everything from Megalodon teeth to a cave bear digit
  18. Composite skeletone

    Hello all, I already posted this topic in Paleo Re-creations, but nobody answered there. I want to make a composite skeleton from an extinct animal, but I don't know witch species I take best. I already tought about Oreodont, cave bear, bison... Do you guys know an animal whose it is possible to collect all the bones (skull is not necassary, but I would love a real skull) Keichousaur is not a good example, because I want have the fun for searching, buying and making a composite. It think mammals are the only option, because reptiles are expensive and difficult to collect all the bones, maybe alligator is possible? What do you guys think about it? Greetings
  19. Hi all, I have a Ogliocene-aged partial fossil jaw from the White Rivers Badlands. The seller identified this as a Hyracodon nebraskensis. It measures 2.8 inches across. However, two other friends with White Rivers fossils protested this ID. One said it's Subhyracodon instead. The other believes it could be Oreodont. Can anyone tell if this is a rhino? Thank you.
  20. Paraloid Ponderings

    My first shot at prepping ANYTHING! I will describe by process with the hope of some constructive criticism. PIX 1: I used only dental picks for this Oreodont partial jaw as the matrix is soft. I also found that a Qtip with water, softened some of the tougher spots. PIX 2: I used a soft bristle brush to apply a dilute acetic acid which served well to remove the last of the residual matrix. PIX 3: I neutralized the acid with a soak in Sodium Bicarbonate PIX 4: Into the oven at 200 F for one hour to drive off all moisture. PIX 5: Into a 5% solution of Paraloid. I used Pyrex brand with a snap lid and seal that does not react with the Acetone nor does the lid seem to get gummed up with the Paraloid. The piece was still warm when I put it in the Paraloid solution and it bubbled vigorously for several minutes as the solution soaked in. All told the bubbles lasted for 1 hour. PIX 6: Cool shot of air escaping the piece. PIX 7: To slow down the evaporation of the Acetone, I sealed the piece in a ziplock and placed in at 25 F (note the snow!!! this is Minnesota) I could see the Acetone condensate on the bag. After 1 hour I opened the bag and let it dry completely. PIX 8: Finished and on the way to my 8 year old grandson in Florida!
  21. Oreodont Skull

    From the album Misc. Self Collected Specimens

    Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Skull Age: Oligocene Frm: White River Location: Sioux Co., Nebraska
  22. Small jaw secton with teeth

    From White River formation South Dakota. Has some appearance of Oreodont but it seems small.
  23. Oreodont Smoothie

    Anybody interested in trying an Oreodont smoothie? I picked up this little guy to prep for a customer yesterday. Both lower jaws are there, one upper jaw for sure, and a bunch of bits that I have yet to figure out!! This one is going to take some time.
  24. Leptauchenia nitida

    Looking for some suggestions on what and where to buy or build some tools to get me started preparing my new Leptauchenia nitida. I bought one in the matrix this weekend and cant wait to get started. Please go easy one me this is my first attempt at this and I am very excited to see where this goes! What tools cant you live without?
  25. Merycoidodon culbertsoni?

    Hello fossil friends, Picked this beauty up recently, but I was told no more than "Oredont from Wyoming". From this, I deduce Merycoidodon culbertsoni, from the Brule Formation. Is this correct? All responses are appreciated Thank you!