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Almost Human

I initially brought this specimen to the attention of Dave Letasi who at that time was working at The Museum of Science & Industry in St. Petersburg, Fla.. I have to admit here that I myself didn't know what it was exactly, only that I knew it wasn't the common Plio-Pleistecene material we always find. It was a funny meeting as both of us thought we were pulling each others leg. He kept asking me over & over "Where did you really find it"?, thinking that it was possibly a Miohippus from the badlands of Nebraska/Wyoming. I kept telling him it was from north Pinellas. One thing he was certain of is that it shouldn't be here. And so far south into Florida. Geologically speaking, it was thought of at that time that anything south-west of Brooksville to have been under the water during the late Oligocene early Miocene. 

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Gizmo

Great find, Congrats! :D

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Almost Human

A few more images of Archaeohippus mannulus, sp. nov.

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fossilized6s

Beautiful! Not sure how i missed this. And thank you for your donation.

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Harry Pristis

What a nice find! 

Perhaps this image will offer some perspective on the diminutive early horses of Florida:

 

 

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horse_archaeohippus_mandible.JPG

horse_para_archaeo.JPG

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Plantguy

Just ran across this thread. Mighty nice find! Congrats!

Regards, Chris 

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