1" Oreodont Merycoidodon Fossil Jaw Tooth Bone Oligocene Age Badlands SD COA
Location: South Dakota, White River Formation, Pennington County
Weight: 0.4 Ounces
Dimensions 1 Inch Long, 0.9 Inches Wide, 0.6 Inches Wide
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Lived in the Oligocene Age 30-35 Million Years Ago
Oreodonts are extinct Artiodactylids most closely related to camels and pigs, with no close relatives living today. All are herbivorous, browsing on a diet of leaves and young shoots. Oreodonts fed on different types of vegetation than many modern artiodactyls do and therefore occupied an ecologically different niche than many living ungulates. Found only in North America, oreodonts would eventually rival the large and diverse extant populations of modern bovid artiodactyls in Africa (antelopes, wildebeest, and buffalo) or the equally diverse populations of deer and goats of Asia.