Oreodont Fossil Skeleton, Predator-Killed


$3,450.00 CAD $7,500.00 CAD

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This is an incredible, museum-quality, partial oreodont skeleton (Merycoidodon culbertsoni)! Amazingly enough, the cause of death was recorded on the skull - predation! Oreodonts were a staple in the diet of sabertoothed carnivores and bear-dogs and, at least, one of them feasted upon this animal.

This beautiful preparation measures 14.5"x10.5"x6" and was excavated in Custer County, South Dakota (Brule Formation). The mount has the unique ability to easily remove and reattach the skull.

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Dating back to ~30 million years before present, these extinct Oligocene mammals roamed what became the White River Badlands of South Dakota. 

These terrestrial, territorial, herbivores may have been visually similar to boars but grew up to 1.4m (4.6ft) long. They may have weighed between 94.6-129kg (209-307lbs).

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