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An Oreodont in Time (1 of 2)

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Professor Fate

This smallish skull was given to me several years ago by a high school science teacher, as a bequest.

 

At first, I entertained the idea that it may be that of a young reptile, of a larger variety. Now, I wonder whether it is perhaps some mammal instead. 

 

Have a look.

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Professor Fate

Three other angles of a small skull

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snolly50

I think this orientation might be more recognizable, if I'm reading the apparent mandible outline correctly 

 

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jpc

yup, looks pretty oreodontish.  

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Macrophyseter

I agree with oreodont or something related.

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ynot

Please keep pictures of one object in one thread, makes it easier to track.

You can add more pictures in a reply to thread.

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PalaeoArt

Yes, this is an oreodont and from the color of the fossilised bone, I'd say it would be White River Formation from Nebraska (Nebraska tends to be more chocolate browns). This is a small oreodont and my guess would be that it would be a Leptauchenia decora. It's very hard to tell until it's prepped, but that's my gut feel.

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Professor Fate

Wow. Thanks. 

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