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Winner of the December 2017 Vertebrate Find Of The Month!

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The winner of the December 2017 VFOTM goes to... the Poebrotherium Camel Jaw from the Oligocene White River Formation of Chadron, Nebraska! Congrats to @Cowboy Paleontologist!

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Tidgy's Dad

CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! ! :yay-smiley-1:

A really well deserved win! 

Incredible fossil. 

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ynot

Congratulations on the win!:1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

Nice find and reassembly of a fantastic find.:thumbsu:

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Coco

Hi,

 

Congrats Cowboy ! A very nice fossil and a great prep !

 

Coco

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Ludwigia

Congratulations!

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michele 1937

beautiful work

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Ancient Bones

Congratulations Cowboy !

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Fossildude19

Beautiful fossil!

Congratulations.  :) 

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WhodamanHD

Congratulations! Amazing find, and a great job putting humpty dumpty back together again!

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abyssunder

Congrats on the win! :dinothumb:

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Heteromorph

Congratulations on the very deserving win and your beautiful specimen!

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caldigger

Great piece, now get out there and find the rest of it!  Congrats.

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old bones

Congratulations! And great job on the puzzle assemblage :)

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jcbshark

Tha mandible is a real stunner, congrats :yay-smiley-1:

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masonboro37

Congrats! Splendid specimen.:)

 

Libby

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rfarrar

Nice jaw, and good job on the reassembly. I'm pretty sure that this is a Mesohippus, rather than a Poebrotherium. The horse is actually a bit more rare in the Nebraska badlands than the camel.

 

Bob

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sixgill pete

Congrats on this amazing find. What a splendid fossil treasure.

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Kanopus

Congrats to the winner! Amazing fossil!

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garyc

Awesome jaw! Congrats!

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hxmendoza

Congratulations!!

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Cowboy Paleontologist

Thanks everyone!

11 hours ago, rfarrar said:

Nice jaw, and good job on the reassembly. I'm pretty sure that this is a Mesohippus, rather than a Poebrotherium. The horse is actually a bit more rare in the Nebraska badlands than the camel.

 

Bob

I am curious as to why you think Mesohippus over Poebrotherium.  I do not know much about identifying them based on teeth, so I was just going off what I was told it probably was.

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Shamalama

Congrats! That is a sweet piece to find and reassemble.

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Mike from North Queensland

Congratulations on a wonderful find

 

Mike

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rfarrar
21 hours ago, Cowboy Paleontologist said:

Thanks everyone!

I am curious as to why you think Mesohippus over Poebrotherium.  I do not know much about identifying them based on teeth, so I was just going off what I was told it probably was.

Mesohippus lower teeth have a simple doubled-u structure. Poebrotherium has a narrower tooth with sharp points on the lingual side, and a more complex enamel-dentine pattern. Until heavily worn there is an open inclined B-shape in the middle of the crown formed by the enamel. There is no enamel in the middle of the lower teeth on a Mesohippus. Hard to explain, but a quick search on the web will show you some examples.

Bob

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Cowboy Paleontologist

After some more looking, I believe rfarrar (Bob) is correct.  It does appear to be Mesohippus rather than Poebrotherium.

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