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Lagomeryx cf. parvulus (Roger 1898)


11x6x4mm. Artiodactyl tooth belonging to a small early form of deer living during the Miocene Burdigalian age. Found at a site near my home in a sandy fine conglomerate where mostly small Carcharias and occasionaly drum fish teeth occur. This was quite a surprise to me when in popped out. I'm quite confident with the genus id, but I've qualified the species with a cf.

Literature: G.E.Rössner, Systematics and palaeoecology of Ruminantia (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) from the Miocene of Sandelzhausen (southern Germany, Northern Alpine Foreland Basin), Paläontol Z (2010) 84:123–162.





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Vertebrates (other than fish)

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  • Taken with Canon Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
  • Focal Length 5 mm
  • Exposure Time 1/30
  • f Aperture f/4.0
  • ISO Speed 100

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looks slightly like an M2,judging from a teeny depiction by Schlosser(BADW,/28,1919-1920)

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I suspect Harrypristis will give us his better informed opinion,BTW

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I'm in over my depth with all these mammal teeth details. I'm just a lowly ammonite collector who is happy that Harry pointed me in the correct general direction.

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