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Samuelfritz

Pretty sure an some type of Oreodont

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Samuelfritz

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?

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Samuelfritz

Here's more pics

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WhodamanHD

It is a oreodont, but not one I am familiar with ( which only includes Merycoidodon culbertsoni :ighappy:) Maybe someone like @jpc could help.

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snolly50
1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

It is a oreodont, but not one I am familiar with ( which only includes Merycoidodon culbertsoni 

Actually, from the size, M. culbertsoni  is not a bad bet. Also, from an odds standpoint, that critter being the most commonly found Oreodont. 

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WhodamanHD
Just now, snolly50 said:

Actually, from the size, M. culbertsoni  is not a bad bet. Also, from an odds standpoint, that critter being the most commonly found Oreodont. 

Something’s putting me off from that with this one, I don’t know why...

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Fruitbat

I agree...oreodont.  You might find some useful links in the Merycoidodontidae section of my pdf library here on The Fossil Forum.  Here's a LINK.

Keep in mind that the phylogeny of the oreodonts is still a matter of contention!

 

-Joe

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jpc

Oreodont for sure.  I see no reason to not call it culbertsoni.   But I am no expert at the species level.

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WhodamanHD
7 hours ago, jpc said:

Oreodont for sure.  I see no reason to not call it culbertsoni.   But I am no expert at the species level.

I guess my knowledge is strictly limited to “yes oreodont” Or “no oreodont”.

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