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I have 2 white river mammal skulls that I am hoping some can assist with identifying. They both measure a little over 4 centimeters. one has been prepped out of the matrix preserving a relatively complete dentary (including the bases of both canines). The second is still covered in matrix. I am fairly certain that the one that is prepped is likely a rabbit.
Palaeolagus ('ancient hare') is an extinct genus of lagomorph. Palaeolagus lived in the Oligocene period which was about 33-23 million years ago. The earliest leporids described from the fossil record of North America and Asia date to the upper Eocene some 40 million years ago.