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  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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"
  7. 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!
  8. 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"
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. Oreodont Skull

    From the album Misc. Self Collected Specimens

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

    From White River formation South Dakota. Has some appearance of Oreodont but it seems small.
  20. 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?
  21. 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!
  22. Found this online. The seller claims it's an oreodont brain cast (with one end broken off). Was collected from White River Formation, South Dakota. It does to similar to an endocast.
  23. TRADED , thank you for your interest. -P. ------------------------------------------------------ I am looking for two shark tooth specimens...moderate size in fair condition: 1. Carcharocles chubutensis 2. Carcharocles angustidens For these two teeth, I am offering an unprepared Oreodont skull (Merycoidodon gracilis) without lower jaws from the White River Formation, Nebraska. P.
  24. Oreodont Prep Series

    Forum member Ray Eklund recently offered several pieces of White River mammal material at auction to benefit the Forum. I was pleased to win one of these and received it a little over two weeks ago. I now hope to post a series attempting to show the progress in preparation. This fossil is the skull and lower jaw of Merycoidodon gracilis. This is one of the smaller Oreodonts, about the size of a modern red fox. Ray provided the following collection information: Brule Member of the White River Formation, Sioux County, Nebraska. Here are photos provided by Ray, posted for the auction. The remainder of the photos in this series were shot with a Nikon D600 with a 50mm, 1.8 lens mounted. These photos were processed in Photoshop Elements 11 and are greatly reduced in size/resolution for posting.
  25. From the album Oreodont Merycoidodon Culbertsoni Partial Skull + Jaw!

    Oreodont Merycoidodon Culbertsoni White River Badlands, Pennington, South Dakota Oleocene (~ 33,9 Mya to ~ 23 Mya) No restoration!