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5.9" Archaeotherium Entelodont Pig Canine Fossil Tooth Oligocene Age Badlands SD


Location: Burle Formation, Badlands, South Dakota

Weight: 8.4 Ounces

Dimensions: 5.9 Inches Long, 1.5 Inches Wide, 1.3 Inches Thick

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This is a genuine Fossil.

Archaeotherium, also known as the “Terrible Beast,” is an extinct genus of entelodont, a group of omnivorous, hoofed mammals that lived during the Eocene and Oligocene epochs in North America. These animals were large and robust, with a body structure resembling that of a wild boar. Archaeotherium had powerful jaws equipped with sharp teeth, which it used to crush bones and consume carrion. Despite its pig-like appearance, it was not closely related to modern pigs but belonged to a distinct evolutionary lineage.

Archaeotherium likely inhabited forested areas and grasslands where it scavenged for food and possibly hunted small prey. Its size and formidable dentition suggest that it was a top predator in its ecosystem, capable of taking down large prey if necessary. Fossil evidence indicates that Archaeotherium was widespread across North America during the Eocene and Oligocene periods before eventually going extinct.


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